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Mongolian Mission
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The Mongolian mission was originally part of the broader mission to central Asia of the Apostolic Church of the East (Nestorians). The base for the mission was sixth-century Merv (now Mary, Turkmenistan), south of the Oxus (now Amu Dar’ya) River. Nestorian Christianity spread along the market towns of the Silk Road to the eastern German and Turkish tribes and south of the Aral Sea, with the principal agents being Christian merchants, clergy, and monks. The mission gathered strength in the ninth century, especially …

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Wiessner, Gernot, “Mongolian Mission”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M804>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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