The Church in the Square Paperback

Negotiations of Religion and Revolution at an Evangelical Church in Cairo

by Anna Jeannine Dowell;

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The Church in the Square

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In the wake of the January 25, 2011 popular uprisings, youth and leaders from the Kasr el Dobara Evangelical Church, the largest Protestant congregation in the Middle East, situated just behind Tahrir Square embarked on new, unpredictable political projects. This ethnography seeks to elucidate the ways that youth and leaders utilized religious imagery and discourse and relational networks in order to carve out a place in the Egyptian public sphere regarding public religion, national belonging, and the ideal citizen. Evangelical Egyptians at KDEC navigated the implications of their colonial heritage and transnational character even as their leadership sought to ground the congregation in the Egyptian national imagery and emerging revolutionary political scene. The author argues that these negotiations were built upon powerful paradoxes concerning liberal politics, secularism, and private versus public religion, which often implicated Evangelicals in the same questions being raised in public discourse concerning Islamist politics and religious minorities.

The Church in the Square by Anna Jeannine Dowell was published by The American University in Cairo Press in June 2015. The ISBN for The Church in the Square is 9789774166846.

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Details for The Church in the Square

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press (June 2015)
Number of Pages112
Thickness10 mm
Height218 mm
Width142 mm
Product Code4336573
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