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The Coptic papacy in Islamic Egypt (641-1517)

Author: Mark N Swanson
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2010.
Series: Popes of Egypt, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author shows that the medieval Coptic popes (641-1517 CE) were regularly portrayed as standing in continuity with their saintly predecessors; however, at the same time they were active in creating something new, the Coptic Orthodox Church, a community that struggled to preserve a distinctive life and witness within the new Islamic world order.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark N Swanson
ISBN: 9774160932 9789774160936
OCLC Number: 680621267
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 226 pages).
Contents: Continuity and reinvention --
Patient sufferers --
Crisis of cohesion --
Saints and sinners --
Transitions --
Chaos and glory --
Marginalized patriarchs --
A burst of holiness --
Humility in action.
Series Title: Popes of Egypt, v. 2.
Responsibility: Mark N. Swanson.

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Using advanced research methods, this second volume shows that the medieval Coptic popes (641-1517 CE) were regularly portrayed as standing in continuity with their saintly predecessors whilst at the  Read more...

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