The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy Hardback

by Magdi Guirguis; Nelly Van Doorn-Harder;


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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy

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This third and final volume of "The Popes of Egypt" spans the five centuries from the arrival of the Ottomans in 1517 to the present era. Hardly any scholarly work has been written about the Copts during the Ottoman Period. Using court, financial, and building records, as well as archives from the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate and monasteries, Magdi Guirguis has reconstructed the authority of the popes and the organization of the Coptic community during this time. He reveals that the popes held complete authority over their flock at the beginning of Ottoman rule, deciding over questions ranging from marriage and concubines to civil disputes. As the fortunes of Coptic notables rose, they gradually took over the pope's role and it was not until the time of Muhammad Ali that the popes regained their former authority. With the dawning of the modern era in the nineteenth century, the leadership style of the Coptic popes necessarily changed drastically. As Egypt's social, political, and religious landscape underwent dramatic changes, the Coptic Church experienced a virtual renaissance, and expanded from a local to a global institution.In the second part of the book, Nelly van Doorn-Harder addresses the political, religious, and cultural issues faced by the patriarchs that led the Coptic community into the twenty-first century.

The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy by Magdi Guirguis; Nelly Van Doorn-Harder was published by The American University in Cairo Press in October 2011. The ISBN for The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy is 9789774161032.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press (October 2011)
Weight695g
Number of Pages256
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9789774161032
ISBN-109774161033
Product Code1190165
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