The Coptic Tradition

Anne Boud'hors

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Coptic Tradition

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This article presents an overview both of the contents of Coptic literature and of the general questions within which it unfolds. The discussions cover the importance of the Bible; the role of the Origenist controversy; the period of Shenoute and the classical translations; the repercussions of the Council of Chalcedon; the period of Damian; and the consequences of the Arab conquest.

Keywords: Coptic language; Coptic literature; bible; Origen; Shenoute; Council of Chalcedon; Damian; Arab conquest

Article.  11112 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Egyptology

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