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Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, ... More

From Akhenaten to MosesAncient Egypt and Religious Change

From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Jan Assmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The turn from polytheism to monotheism created the world in which we are still living. Akhenaten and Moses symbolize this turn in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations ... More

Understanding Islamic FundamentalismThe Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Sayed Khatab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beginning with an examination of medieval Islamic fundamentalist movements such as Kharjism, Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism, this book looks at the similarities and differences between them and ... More

The Emergence of the Modern Coptic PapacyThe Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Magdi Guirguis and Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

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 ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine ... More

Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Otto F. A. Meinardus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774247576
eISBN:
9781617970986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

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, ... More

The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517)The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Mark N. Swanson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Volume 1 of this series, Stephen Davis contended that the themes of “apostolicity, martyrdom, monastic patronage, and theological resistance” were determinative for the cultural construction of ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-NatrunEssays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Wadi al-Natrun, a depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, is one of the most important centers for the development and continued thriving of the Coptic monastic tradition. Christianity and ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

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

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the 4th century until the present day. Chapters examine various aspects of ... More

Visionaries of SilenceThe Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Earle H. Waugh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt's public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its ... More

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