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By Jill Kamil

The Copts - the indigenous Christians of Egypt - declared their independence from Byzantine Christianity once they appointed their very own patriarchs within the 6th century. Jill Kamil has written an angaging and available survey of the historical past of Christianity on Egypt, via its improvement less than Rome, Byzantium and Islam, to trendy times.
Drawing on own shuttle to the entire Christian websites of Egypt, and conversations with students, priests, museum administrators, and rankings of lay Egyptians either Copt and Muslim, the writer tells us concerning the basic value of Coptic faith and tradition in Egypt. Weaving jointly ancient examine with soaking up tales, she explores questions as:
* How did Christianity suceed in an Egypt that already had a longtime faith which had lasted for greater than three hundred years?
* What half did Egypt play within the evolvement of the early Christian movement?
* What led the Copts to increase monasticism?
* Why have been there such a lot of Egyptian martyrs?
* What triggered the Coptic Church to damage clear of the remainder of orthodox Christianity within the 6th century AD?
Lavishly illustrated with greater than one hundred twenty images, drawings and maps, Christianity within the Land of the Pharaohs offers a charming perception right into a aspect if Egypt that might be new to many readers. it truly is excellent not just for college kids of Egyptian background and Christianity, in addition to people with a extra common interst in Egypt's prior and present.

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