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Reforming the Church for the Twenty-first Century

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789774161032
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971037 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0011
Reforming the Church for the Twenty-first Century

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Pope Shenouda III's most profound changes have come through his efforts to improve the quality of monastic life, to redraw diocesan boundaries and ordain new bishops, to incorporate laypeople into various levels of the clerical hierarchy, to invite youth and women into the official structure of lay service, and to raise the educational and professional levels of all involved.

Keywords: Pope Shenouda III; monastic life; ministries; Coptic papacy

Chapter.  6941 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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