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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic PapacyThe Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3$
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Magdi Guirguis and Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774161032

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.001.0001

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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)

(p.31) 2 Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables
The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy

Magdi Guirguis

American University in Cairo Press

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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