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90 L.E

Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Otto F.A. Meinardus
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, with millions of adherents both in Egypt and in Coptic communities around the world. Since its split from...

340 L.E

The Popes of Egypt 3 volumes

Edited by Stephen J. Davis and Gawdat Gabra
The Copts, adherents of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, today represent the largest Christian community in the Middle East, and their presiding bishops have been accorded the title of pope since the third century ad. This major new three-volume study of the popes of Egypt covers the history of the Alexandrian...

175 L.E

The Coptic Orthodox Liturgy of St. Basil with Complete Musical Transcription

Compiled by Ragheb Moftah Music transcription by Margit Toth Text edited by Martha Roy
The Liturgy of St. Basil is sung in the Coptic language, directly descended from the language of the pharaohs, and the melodies are also thought to have their roots in ancient Egypt. This book, with musical score and trilingual text, provides fascinating documentation of this ancient tradition. Transcribed...

300 L.E

The Churches of Egypt From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day

A stunning visual tour of Egypt’s churches
Gawdat Gabra and Gertrud J.M. van Loon Edited by Carolyn Ludwig Photographs by Sherif Sonbol
With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic...

90 L.E

Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Desert Revised Edition

Otto F.A. Meinardus
In the fourth century A.D. the deserts of Egypt saw the birth of Christian monasticism under the tutelage of the desert fathers. Since then the movement has spread around the world. This standard work traces the historical development of all the currently inhabited Coptic monasteries, drawing on a wide...

140 L.E

Invocation of the Name of Jesus

As Practiced in the Western Church
Edited by Rama Coomaraswamy
The method of prayer known as Hesychast or the Prayer of Jesus, as practiced in the Eastern Orthodox Church, has in the past few years become a central focus of Western Catholics and Christians in general who are interested in devotional or contemplative practices. In this anthology of writings from...

150 L.E

Historical Dictionary of the Coptic Church

A comprehensive new reference work
Gawdat Gabra
According to tradition, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt during the first century, and in so doing formed the basis for the Coptic Orthodox Church. Today, Copts comprise the largest Christian community in the Middle East. They make up perhaps tenth of Egypt’s population, and many hundreds of...

120 L.E

Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages

Otto F.A. Meinardus
The Coptic Christian tradition is one that goes back almost two thousand years to the very beginnings of Christianity: Mark the Evangelist himself is said to have brought the faith to Alexandria. In his Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity (AUC Press, 1999), renowned scholar Otto Meinardus reviewed...

120 L.E

Coptic Monasteries Egypt’s Monastic Art and Architecture

A comprehensive survey of Egypt’s monastic art
Gawdat Gabra With a historical introduction by Tim Vivian
Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heritage....

150 L.E

Coptic Life in Egypt

A photographic portrait of Egypt’s Christians
Claudia Yvonne Wiens Introduced by Yousriya Loza Sawiris
While a number of photographic books on Egypt’s Christians have concentrated on the artistic and architectural heritage of the Copts, Coptic Life in Egypt focuses on the religious traditions and social life of the ordinary people, revealing a little-known side of the lived religion of a Christian community...

90 L.E

Christians in Egypt Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant Communities Past and Present

From the leading authority on Egyptian Christianity
Otto F.A. Meinardus
Drawing on more than four decades of experience studying Christian communities in Egypt, Otto Meinardus offers here a sweeping overview of the principal Christian churches and organizations in Egypt today. For the first time, this wealth of information has been gathered into one volume, making it an...

90 L.E

Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs The Coptic Orthodox Church

Jill Kamil
The Copts, the indigenous Christians of Egypt, have a long and fascinating history, but their importance has often been overlooked. Jill Kamil has written an engaging survey of Coptic Christianity since pharaonic times, through its development under Rome, Byzantium, Islam, and beyond. Based on extensive...

150 L.E

Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun

Edited by Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa
Maged S.A. Mikhail is assistant professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, specializing in late antique and early Islamic history, and is the editor of Coptica. Mark Moussa is completing his doctoral dissertation in Semitic and Egyptian languages and literatures at the Catholic University...

120 L.E

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

New studies in Christianity in the Sohag region
Edited by Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla
Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization...

120 L.E

Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Important contributions to the archaeology and history of Christianity in Egypt’s largest oasis
Edited by Gawdat Gabra
Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum oasis of Egypt’s Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This volume, which constitutes a tribute to the scholarly work of the father of modern Coptology, Martin Krause, contains contributions on...
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