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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Magdi Guirguis and Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This third and final volume of The Popes of Egypt spans the five centuries from the arrival of the Ottomans in 1517 to the present era. Hardly any scholarly work has been written about the Copts ... More


“Development is the Golden Word”: Coptic Orphans and the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt

Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

in Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278229
eISBN:
9780190278250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278229.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter investigates how diaspora institutional entrepreneurs can reform social institutions and effectively overcome institutional decoupling. Nermien Riad is a US-based Copt and founder and ... More


The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Sebastian Elsasser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Part of the legacy of the Mubarak era (1980–2011) in Egypt is the unsettled state of Muslim-Christian relations and the increasing volatility of sectarian tensions, which also overshadowed the first ... More


Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Kurt J. Werthmuller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and ... More


Dynamics of a Stagnant Religious Discourse and the Rise of New Secular Movements in Egypt

Nadine Sika

in Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the extent to which the Egyptian public sphere, especially religious institutions were controlled by the ruling authoritarian regime. Eventually, both the state's dominance over ... More


Monastic Revivals

Stephen J. Davis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger both traveled to Egypt and visited monks there before settling in Jerusalem and founding monasteries there. Despite their longstanding reputation as ... More


Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Otto F. A. Meinardus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774247576
eISBN:
9781617970986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

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, ... More


Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Susan Wessel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

What were the historical and cultural processes by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, was made into a heretic? In ... More


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