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Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables

Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables

(Pope Mark VI to Pope Mark VIII, 1646–1798)

Chapter:
(p.31) 2 Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables
Source:
The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy
Author(s):
Magdi Guirguis
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0003

This chapter looks at how a real and tangible shift occurred in the middle of the seventeenth century in the leadership of the community, away from the Coptic popes and toward distinguished notables.

Keywords:   Coptic papacy, patriarchs, notables, arakhina, mubashirin, jizya, Copts, ritual life, church restoration, Ibrahim al-Gawhari

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