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National Unity and the Dilemmas of Identity and History

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The national unity discourse has been the most important discourse through which Muslim-Christian relations are represented and negotiated in modern Egypt. Essential ingredients in the representation ... More


Monks and Monasticism

Kurt J. Werthmuller

in Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an examination of the unique role that monasticism occupied during the front line of defense of Coptic identity as a unique Egyptian identity. The popularity of monasticism ... More


John of Shmoun and Coptic Identity

Samuel Moawad

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the writings of John of Shmoun on St. Antony and St. Mark. In choosing these two famous saints John demonstrates his tendency to emphasize the superiority of the Coptic Church. ... More


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