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The Coptic Christian Heritage: History، Faith and Culture

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the heritage of Coptic Christians. The contributors combine academic expertise with intimate and practical knowledge of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic heritage. The chapters explore historical، cultural، literary and material aspects، including:

--the history of Christianity in Egypt، from the pre-Christian era to the modern day
-Coptic religious culture: theology، monasticism، spirituality، liturgy and music
-the Coptic language، linguistic expressions of the Coptic heritage and literary production in Greek، Coptic and Arabic.
-material culture and artistic expression of the Copts: from icons، mosaics and frescos to manuscript illuminations، woodwork and textiles.

Students will find The Coptic Christian Heritage an invaluable introduction، whilst scholars will find its breadth provides a helpful context for specialised research.

Paperback: 296 pages
Author: Lois M. Farag
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 5، 2013)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

About the Author
Lois M. Farag is Associate Professor of Early Church History at Luther Seminary in St. Paul، Minnesota. Her books include St. Cyril of Alexandria، A New Testament Exegete (Gorgias Press، 2007) and Balance of the Heart: Desert Spirituality for Twenty-First Century Christians (Cascade Books، 2012).

Editorial Reviews
"The Coptic Christian Heritage fills an urgent need for better information about and understanding of the history، culture، and spirituality of Coptic Christians. Lois Farag and her colleagues have created an invaluable resource for teachers، students، researchers، and general readers. By approaching Coptic Christianity without either doctrinal prejudice or Euro-centrism، this volume brings to life one of Christianity’s oldest and richest traditions."
- David Brakke، Ohio State University، USA

"This carefully designed collection of essays offers a timely survey of Coptic Christian Egypt from its origins to the uprising of January 2011. Readers embark on a journey through the history of the church and its religious، literary، and artistic culture. Written by scholars from within the tradition، the volume furnishes a much needed، sympathetic introduction to an important and often overlooked branch of Christianity."
- James E. Goehring، University of Mary Washington، USA

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