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

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774160936

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.001.0001

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Crisis of Cohesion1

Crisis of Cohesion1

Menas I (#47,767–776)

John IV (#48, 777–799)

Mark II (49,799–819)

Jacob (50, 819–830)

Simon II (#51, 830)

Yusab I (#52, 831–849)

Michael (Khẚil) II(#53, 849–851)

Cosmas II (#54, 851–858)

Shenoute I (#55, 859–880)

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(p.27) Three Crisis of Cohesion1
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The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517)
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Mark N. Swanson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0003

John became a spiritual son of Patriarch Yusab. John the Writer had his own distinctive way of relating the history of the Church. His account is therefore full of ups and downs, of cycles of progress and persecution, building and destruction, calm and chaos. John the Writer did not make any correlation between the work of Satan and the Islamic religion. Such tyrants were frequently replaced by rulers who precisely as good Muslims, would “do good” to all, including the Christians. John the Writer was unafraid to admit that administration, especially with regard to taxes, was not every patriarch's gift. John and his successor Comas established a patriarch in the Nile Delta town of Damirah, at a safe distance from government officials in both Alexandria and Misr.

Keywords:   Yusab, progress, destruction, tyrants, Damirah

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