Among the Copts

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Sussex Academic Press, 2000 - Religion - 175 pages
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This book puts the reader face to face with the Christians of Eqypt by offering a comprehensive presentation of the life and thought of the Coptic Orthodox Church at the turn of the millennium. The book explores the important themes of the Copts from the earliest moments of Christian history to the present day, achieving and impressive balance between a critical re-examination of Coptic history and original research. The work contains several small biographies and numerous vignettes to illustrate the Coptic experience as it is lived. These are presented in sections on history liturgy, art, theology, monasticism, politics, mission and mrtyrdom. Controversial issues are sympathetically treated by a writer who has a deep understanding and appreciation of Coptic and Islamic culture in modern Egypt.

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Three In the State of Angels
13
Four In Liturgical Time
33
For Africa and the World
72
Copyright

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John H. Watson, M.D., authored dozens of adventures about the great detective Sherlock Holmes (most were published under the name of his literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

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