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Mark N. Swanson

in The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517)

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9789774160936
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970498 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0005
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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

Chapter.  9867 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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