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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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Christodoulos (#66, 1046–1077)

Cyril II (#67, 1078–1092)

Michael IV (#68, 1092–1102)

Macarius II (#69, 1102–1128)

Gabriel II (Ibn Turayk)(#70, 1131–1145)

Michael V (#71, 1145–1146)

John V (#72, 1147–1166)

Mark III (Ibn Zur‘ah) (#73, 1166–1189)

John VI(#74, 1189–1216)

(p.59) Five Transitions
The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517)

Mark N. Swanson

American University in Cairo Press

The compilation of a patriarchal history in Arabic appears to be part of a larger enterprise in the late eleventh century. This began to provide the Copts with a working library of Arabic-language ecclesiastical resources in canon law and theology as well as church history. At the same time, one must understand that Satan is ever on the loose, stirring up trouble for the Christian community from the outside as well as from within. Other officials who had contributed to the persecution of the Church likewise came to unpleasant ends. Mawhub's case for the sainthood of Patriarch Christodoulos seems a bit forced and tempered by his knowledge of a not-entirely-successful patriarchate.

Keywords:   Copts, ecclesiastical, theology, Satan, persecution

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