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Title History of the Coptic Orthodox People and the Church of Egypt
Author Robert Morgan
Publisher FriesenPress
Release Date 2016-09-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 536
ISBN 9781460280270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Egypt was trampled by almost every great power in the world. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks, French, and English. Each came with their own agenda, greed and avarice. looting and pillaging the riches of Egypt, In many instances the proud people resisted staunchly, but in many others they fell to their invaders. The Egyptians adopted Christianity early on, after the evangelist martyr Saint Mark visited the country. Christianity flowed in Egypt like the River Nile that flows through the arid dessert and rapidly transformed its people into ardent believers, saints and martyrs for the sake of their savior. This is the story of the Copt Christians of Egypt, they still inhabit the narrow Nile Valley till today, against all odds. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt still persist on this spot of land in spite of centuries of marginalizing, ostracizing and sanctioned persecutions. This book tells the story of the Copts of Egypt throughout the ages, the descendants of the great Pharaohs of Egypt....

Traditional Egyptian Christianity by Theodore Hall Partrick

Title Traditional Egyptian Christianity
Author Theodore Hall Partrick
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 226
ISBN 0965239608
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two Thousand Years Of Coptic Christianity by Otto Friedrich August Meinardus

Title Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity
Author Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
Publisher American Univ in Cairo Press
Release Date 2002
Category Religion
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9774247574
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity arrived early in Egypt, brought according to tradition by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, with millions of adherents both in Egypt and in Coptic communities around the world. Since its split from the Byzantine Church in 451, the Coptic Church has proudly maintained its early traditions, and influence from outside has been minimal: the liturgy is still sung to unique rhythms in Coptic, a late stage of the same ancient Egyptian language that is inscribed in hieroglyphs on temple walls and papyri. Dr. Otto Meinardus, a leading authority on the history of the Coptic Church, here revises, updates, and combines his renowned studies Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern (The American University in Cairo Press, 1965, 1977) and Christian Egypt, Faith and Life (The American University in Cairo Press, 1970) into a new, definitive, one-volume history for the Millennium, surveying the twenty centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.

Title Egyptian Women in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt
Author Aida Beshara
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-10-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 298
ISBN 164492613X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Both Egyptian and foreign historians have testified to the high status of women in all spheres of life during the ancient Egyptian period. Women were queens in their own right; once, the chief physician was a woman. In the spiritual life, there were priestesses and female musicians and dancers serving in temples. This book deals with the role of women in the Christian Coptic Orthodox Church, which was established in the first century AD. The Coptic church has been blessed with thousands of female martyrs and saints, some of whom are of worldwide fame. There are fourteen female saints after whom Coptic churches in Egypt are named. The Virgin St. Mary is the most prominent of them. The two Egyptian saints Demianah and Refqah are also popular. Sts. Verena and Regula are Egyptian saints who were martyred and buried in Switzerland. St. Verena evangelized in Switzerland and taught Swiss maidens hygiene practices. There are more than eighty monuments consecrated to St. Verena in Switzerland. The Egyptian St. Sophia has a world-famous church in her name in Istanbul, Turkey. Unfortunately, after the Arab invasion of Egypt in the seventh century, the role of women in the church diminished considerably. However, since the middle of the twentieth century, a great revival of the role of women has occurred; more women have entered religious life as nuns and deaconesses, serving as Sunday school teachers, writing books about the church, and even teaching in Coptic seminaries. My goal is for this book to reach English language readers all over the world and enlighten them about the contribution of women in the service of Christianity through the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
Author Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2011-08-25
Category Reference
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9780199767649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Original publication and copyright date: 2011.

The Copts Of Egypt by Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Title The Copts of Egypt
Author Saad Eddin Ibrahim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Copts
Total Pages 30
ISBN STANFORD:36105070482265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Copts in Ottoman Egypt

Modern Sons Of The Pharaohs by Simon Henry Leeder

Title Modern Sons of the Pharaohs
Author Simon Henry Leeder
Publisher Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date 2017
Category History
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9783849650254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This interesting study of the Copts deserves attention. The Copts are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians, though many of them show a strain of Syrian or Jewish blood, and the Coptic church preserves in a somewhat debased form the primitive Christianity of the fourth century when it parted from Rome and Constantinople. Through the ages the Copts have preserved their faith and their customs; they form about a tenth of the population of Egypt and play a leading part in commerce. This study of the manners and customs of the Copts is notable for its comprehensive and scholarly handling of the subject, for grace of style and rich, descriptive backgrounds.

Title The Coptic Christian Heritage
Author Lois M. Farag
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-10-23
Category Religion
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781134666843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the heritage of Coptic Christians. The contributors combine academic expertise with intimate and practical knowledge of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic heritage. The chapters explore historical, cultural, literary and material aspects, including: the history of Christianity in Egypt, from the pre-Christian era to the modern day Coptic religious culture: theology, monasticism, spirituality, liturgy and music the Coptic language, linguistic expressions of the Coptic heritage and literary production in Greek, Coptic and Arabic . material culture and artistic expression of the Copts: from icons, mosaics and frescos to manuscript illuminations, woodwork and textiles. Students will find The Coptic Christian Heritage an invaluable introduction, whilst scholars will find its breadth provides a helpful context for specialised research.

Migrants And Religion by Laura Zanfrini (Volume Editor)

Title Migrants and Religion
Author Laura Zanfrini (Volume Editor)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Belonging (Social psychology)
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9004429603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Despite the worldwide dramatic spread of religious-based discriminations, persecutions, and conflicts, both official data and academic literature have underestimated their role as a root cause of contemporary migrations. This multidisciplinary study aims to overcome this gap. Through an unprecedented collection of theoretical analysis and original empirical evidence, the book provides unique data and insights on the role of religion in the trajectories of asylum seekers and migrants - from the analysis of the religious geography of sending countries to the role of spirituality as a factor of resilience and adaptation. By enhancing both academic and political debate on these issues, the book offers the possibility of regaining awareness of the close link between religious freedom and the quality of democracy"--

Title The A to Z of the Coptic Church
Author Gawdat Gabra
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2009-10-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 356
ISBN 0810870576
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the first century, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt and in so doing, formed the basis for the Coptic Orthodox Church. Today, Copts, members of the Coptic Church, compromise the largest Christian Community in the Middle East. The Coptic Church is more than 19 centuries old and has produced thousands of texts and biblical and theological studies. During the last half of the 20th century, however, economic and political discrimination has forced between 400,000 and one million Copts to emigrate from Egypt, with the majority settling in North America and Australia. The A to Z of the Coptic Church details the history of one of the oldest Christian churches. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, organizations, and structures; the theology and practices of the church; its literature and liturgy; and monasteries and churches.

The Coptic Encyclopedia by Aziz S. Atiya

Title The Coptic Encyclopedia
Author Aziz S. Atiya
Publisher Macmillan Reference USA
Release Date 1991
Category Religion
Total Pages 2743
ISBN UOM:39015021634525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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V.1. ABAD-AZAR v.2. BABI-CROS v.3. CROS-ETHI v.4. ETHI-JOHN v.5. JOHN-MUFA v.6. MUHA-PULP v.7. QAL'-ZOST v.8. Maps-Appendix Index.

The 21 by Martin Mosebach

Title The 21
Author Martin Mosebach
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category Coptic Christian saints
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0874868408
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Originally published under the title Die 21: Eine Reise ins Land der Koptischen Martyrer. Copyright à 2018 by Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg, Germany. English translation copyright à 2018 by Alta L. Price. The translation of this work was supported by a grant from the Goethe-Institut."

Title Social Justice and the Churches
Author John D'Arcy May
Publisher ISD LLC
Release Date 2014-12-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781925232035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Social justice is not just a matter of applying well-known 'first principles' shared by all Christian traditions. As these papers by representatives of seven Australian Churches show, Christian approaches to social justice are star- tlingly distinctive, both in their starting points and in the positions arrived at on urgent matters of human rights, sexual ethics and economic justice. Led off by the well-known Jesuit human rights advocate, Professor Frank Brennan, the book includes contributions by: Fr Max Vodola (Roman Catholic), Revd Gerard Rose (Churches of Christ), Revd Geoff Pound (Baptist), Revd Raymond Cleary (Anglican), Mark Zirnsak (Uniting Church), Major Jenny Begent (Salvation Army) and Fr Shenouda Boutros (Coptic Orthodox Church), with concluding reflections by Margaret Coffey (ABC Radio National). This book is the work of the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy, an independent ecumenical organisation promoting scholarship and research on Christian social traditions as they bear on current concerns. Launched in 2009 by Professor Brian Howe, the Yarra Institute is committed to engag- ing with our broader culture collaboratively to promote human wellbeing. The authors of these chapters come from seven of the Christian traditions which have theological Colleges comprising the University of Divinity in Melbourne.

Christians In Egypt by Otto F. A. Meinardus

Title Christians In Egypt
Author Otto F. A. Meinardus
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
Release Date 2006-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 225
ISBN 9781617972621
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on more than four decades of experience studying Christian communities in Egypt, Otto Meinardus offers here a sweeping overview of the principal Christian churches and organizations in Egypt today. For the first time, this wealth of information has been gathered into one volume, making it an ideal introduction to the contemporary scene of the various Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant denominations that have a presence in Egypt. Looking at Maronite churches in Alexandria, Greek Orthodox congregations in Cairo, and new evangelical communities in Upper Egypt, among others, this book serves as an important reference work for anyone interested in the broad variety of Christian groups in Egypt, including the majority Coptic Orthodox Church. As one of the foremost scholars of the Christian history of Egypt and the wider Middle East, Dr. Meinardus brings an unparalleled wealth of expertise to this subject, while placing Christianity in the historical perspective of its relationship to the ancient pharaonic religion and medieval and modern Islam. A first of its kind, Christians in Egypt is an indispensable resource for both scholars and interested general readers.

Contemporary Coptic Nuns by Pieternella van Doorn-Harder

Title Contemporary Coptic Nuns
Author Pieternella van Doorn-Harder
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date 1995
Category Religion
Total Pages 253
ISBN 1570030340
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contemporary Coptic Nuns reveals a world rarely seen by outsiders - the world of the nuns who worship and serve as part of the largest community of indigenous Christians in the Middle East. One of the few people unaffiliated with the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church to observe these women, Pieternella van Doorn-Harder tells about the nuns who eschew secular pursuits to devote their lives to this extraordinarily conservative faith. Through the actions of leading Coptic women, van Doorn-Harder portrays their rich traditions and beliefs, and she examines the forces that compel these women to embrace such a demanding monastic lifestyle. In depicting the nuns' daily lives, van Doorn-Harder describes their work, their role in the Coptic resurgence, their influence on the laity, and their position in the larger Islamic society. In presenting the potency of their spiritual lives, she attests to the vigor of their prayer, fasting, and devotions as well as to the abundance of their spiritual gifts, which include clairvoyance, intercession, and healing. Through van Doorn-Harder's compelling portrayal, the Coptic nuns emerge as women who enthusiastically welcome their increased opportunities for service and leadership yet remain anchored to orthodox traditions and Egyptian culture.

Title Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa
Author Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-12-22
Category Religion
Total Pages 578
ISBN 9781134505845
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Routledge Companion to Christianity in Africa offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the Christian tradition across the African continent and throughout a long historical span. The volume offers historical and thematic essays tracing the introduction of Christianity in Africa, as well as its growth, developments, and effects, including the lived experience of African Christians. Individual chapters address the themes of Christianity and gender, the development of African-initiated churches, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the influence of Christianity on issues of sexuality, music, and public health. This comprehensive volume will serve as a valuable overview and reference work for students and researchers worldwide.

Title The Political Lives of Saints
Author Angie Heo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-11-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780520297982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession to consider what martyrs, miracles, and mysteries have to do with the more routine challenges faced by Christians and Muslims living together under the modern nation-state. Drawing on years of extensive fieldwork, Angie Heo argues for understanding popular saints as material media that organize social relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt toward varying political ends. With an ethnographer's eye for traces of antiquity, she deciphers how long-cherished imaginaries of holiness broker bonds of revolutionary sacrifice, reconfigure national sites of sacred territory, and pose sectarian threats to security and order. A study of tradition and nationhood at their limits, The Political Lives of Saints shows that Coptic Orthodoxy is a core domain of minoritarian regulation and authoritarian rule, powerfully reversing the recurrent thesis of its impending extinction in the Arab Muslim world"--Provided by publisher.

Coptic Civilization by Gawdat Gabra

Title Coptic Civilization
Author Gawdat Gabra
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-09-01
Category Church history
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9774165470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Egypt's Copts make up one of the oldest and largest Christian communities in the Middle East. Yet despite the availability of a large number of books on aspects of Coptic culture, including art and architecture, monasticism, theology, and music, there is to date no single volume that provides a comprehensive cultural history of the Copts and their achievements. Coptic Civilization aims to fill this gap, by introducing the general reader, the interested non-specialist, to Coptic culture in all its variety and multi-faceted richness. With contributions by twenty scholars, Coptic Civilization includes chapters on monasticism, the Coptic language, Coptic literature, Christian Arabic literature, the objects and documents of daily life, magic, art and architecture, and textiles, as well as the history of Coptic Church, its liturgy, theology, and music.

Title History of the Recent Coptic Orthodox Popes
Author Nader Rizk
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2017-08-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 106
ISBN 9781543443622
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is to all the Coptic people wherever they are, in Egypt or anywhere else on this earth. I do not intend to insult anyone but to tell the Coptic that they do not know about their own church and its history and the mistakes that were done in the twentieth century and the twenty-first century. This book will be a reference to any person who likes to know the truth and historical record of the facts. This is also a record of incidents that happened in 1955 and 1963. These two incidents have been forgotten, and nobody has mentioned them or thought of them anymore. Everyone should know these incidents and know that the hand of God made these incidents without interference of any mans hand. It is a shame that there no one has pointed out these mistakes from the people or the clergy or the thinker. In the year 1974, I asked Anba Bakhomious the question that will be the topic of this book. His holiness Bakhomious could not answer me and smile. But I got a big punch in my stomach from a priest that was sitting on my right. Now I am writing this book before the bishop and before I leave this world because I am seventy-six years old, and I dont have many days left on this earth. The reason for this is one statement from the Bible: For the zeal of thine house has eaten me up . . . (Ps. 69:9).

The Early Coptic Papacy by Stephen J. Davis

Title The Early Coptic Papacy
Author Stephen J. Davis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-05
Category History
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9774168348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Copts, adherents of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, today represent the largest Christian community in the Middle East, and their presiding bishops have been accorded the title of pope since the third century AD. This study analyzes the development of the Egyptian papacy from its origins to the rise of Islam. How did the papal office in Egypt evolve as a social and religious institution during the first six and a half centuries AD? How do the developments in the Alexandrian patriarchate reflect larger developments in the Egyptian church as a whole--in its structures of authority and lines of communication, as well as in its social and religious practices? In addressing such questions, Stephen J. Davis examines a wide range of evidence--letters, sermons, theological treatises, and church histories, as well as art, artifacts, and archaeological remains--to discover what the patriarchs did as leaders, how their leadership was represented in public discourses, and how those representations definitively shaped Egyptian Christian identity in late antiquity. The Early Coptic Papacy is Volume 1 of The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs. Also available: Volume 2, The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt, 641-1517 (Mark N. Swanson) and Volume 3, The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy (Magdi Girgis, Nelly van Doorn-Harder).