Among the Copts: Beliefs and Practices (Paperback)

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Among the Copts brings the reader face to face with the Christians of Egypt 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 an 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 martyrdom. Controversial issues are sympathetically treated by a writer who has a deep understanding and appreciation of Coptic and Islamic culture in modern Egypt.

Praise For…

“A fascinating and highly readable book.”  —The Tablet

“I warmly commend Among the Copts as a substantial contribution to Ecumenical understanding.”  —George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury

“Written with a deep, though not uncritical, sympathy for the Copts, and a keen awareness of the problems they face in an Islamic society.”  —Church Times

“This book, well illustrated and with pictures of Coptic life and historical sites, is one of the best-informed and most authoritative books on the contemporary situation in the ancient Church of Alexandria.”  —Coptic Church Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781903900246
ISBN-10: 1903900247
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2002
Pages: 208
Language: English