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Author : Johanna Brankaer
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"Initially, a French version of this book was conceived as a textbook for the course Coptic I taught at the Université Catholique de Louvain (30 hours). It should be useful as well for teaching Coptic as for learning it yourself."--Introduction.

The Future of Coptic Studies

Author : Robert McLachlan Wilson
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So You Want to Learn Coptic

Author : Sameh Younan
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Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Author : Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
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Christianity arrived early in Egypt, brought according to tradition by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, with millions of adherents both in Egypt and in Coptic communities around the world. Since its split from the Byzantine Church in 451, the Coptic Church has proudly maintained its early traditions, and influence from outside has been minimal: the liturgy is still sung to unique rhythms in Coptic, a late stage of the same ancient Egyptian language that is inscribed in hieroglyphs on temple walls and papyri. Dr. Otto Meinardus, a leading authority on the history of the Coptic Church, here revises, updates, and combines his renowned studies Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern (The American University in Cairo Press, 1965, 1977) and Christian Egypt, Faith and Life (The American University in Cairo Press, 1970) into a new, definitive, one-volume history for the Millennium, surveying the twenty centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.

History of the Coptic Orthodox People and the Church of Egypt

Author : Robert Morgan
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Egypt was trampled by almost every great power in the world. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks, French, and English. Each came with their own agenda, greed and avarice. looting and pillaging the riches of Egypt, In many instances the proud people resisted staunchly, but in many others they fell to their invaders. The Egyptians adopted Christianity early on, after the evangelist martyr Saint Mark visited the country. Christianity flowed in Egypt like the River Nile that flows through the arid dessert and rapidly transformed its people into ardent believers, saints and martyrs for the sake of their savior. This is the story of the Copt Christians of Egypt, they still inhabit the narrow Nile Valley till today, against all odds. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt still persist on this spot of land in spite of centuries of marginalizing, ostracizing and sanctioned persecutions. This book tells the story of the Copts of Egypt throughout the ages, the descendants of the great Pharaohs of Egypt....

Lists Of Words Occurring Frequently In The Coptic New Testament Sahidic Dialect

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Author : James P. Allen
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Coptic is the final stage of the ancient Egyptian language, written in an alphabet derived primarily from Greek instead of hieroglyphs. It borrows some vocabulary from ancient Greek, and it was used primarily for writing Christian scriptures and treatises. There is no uniform Coptic language, but rather six major dialects. Unlike previous grammars that focus on just two of the Coptic dialects, this volume, written by senior Egyptologist James P. Allen, describes the grammar of the language in each of the six major dialects. It also includes exercises with an answer key, a chrestomathy, and an accompanying dictionary, making it suitable for teaching or self-guided learning as well as general reference.

The Rise of Coptic

Author : Jean-Luc Fournet
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Coptic emerged as the written form of the Egyptian language in the third century, when Greek was still the official language in Egypt. By the time of the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641, Coptic had almost achieved official status, but only after an unusually prolonged period of stagnation. Jean-Luc Fournet traces this complex history, showing how the rise of Coptic took place amid profound cultural, religious, and political changes in late antiquity. For some three hundred years after its introduction into the written culture of Egypt, Coptic was limited to biblical translation and private and monastic correspondence, while Greek retained its monopoly on administrative, legal, and literary writing. This changed during the sixth century, when Coptic began to penetrate domains that were once closed to it, such as literature, liturgy, regulated transactions between individuals, and communications between the state and its subjects. Fournet examines the reasons for Coptic's late development as a competing language—which was unlike what happened with other vernacular languages in Near Eastern Greek-speaking societies—and explains why Coptic eventually succeeded in being recognized with Greek as an official language. Incisively written and rich with insights, The Rise of Coptic draws on a wealth of archival evidence to shed new light on the role of monasticism in the growing use of Coptic before the Arab conquest.

The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt

Author : Alfred Joshua Butler
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A Coptic Narrative in Egypt

Author : Youssef Boutros Ghali
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A short walk from the glistening Nile nestled in a dusty Cairo street lies the Coptic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, known locally as the Boutrosiya. If one were to enter through one of the seven doors, walk down the columned central aisle past Venetian mosaics and silk curtains, they would find the tomb of Boutros Pasha Ghali. Resting on two steps of black marble, decorated with colourful crosses, are written his last words: 'God knows that I never did anything that harmed my country'. The first Copt to be awarded the title of Pasha, the career of Boutros Pasha Ghali inextricably linked his family's fate to that of Egypt. From early whispers of independence to the last Mubarak government and the United Nations, the Boutros-Ghali's have not only been a force in the political, cultural and religious life of Egypt, but internationally. This book traces the illustrious history of this family from 1864 to the present day. Through assassinations, wars and elections, it illuminates the events that have shaped Egyptian and Coptic life, revealing the family's crucial role in the creation of modern Egypt and what their legacy may mean for the future of their country.

Egyptian Coptic Linguistics in Typological Perspective

Author : Eitan Grossman
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This volume presents the Egyptian-Coptic language in cross-linguistic perspective. It is aimed at linguists of all stripes, especially typologists, historical linguists, and specialists in Egyptian-Coptic, Afroasiatic languages, or African languages. The book is the first to bring together language typology and the Egyptian-Coptic language in an explicit fashion.

Studies in Coptic Culture

Author : Mariam Ayad
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Egypt; religious life and customs; Copts; history; 332 B.C.-640 A.D.

Coptic Christology in Practice

Author : Stephen J. Davis
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A pioneering study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods, Stephen J. Davis shows how Christian identity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable 'christological practices'. He thus enables readers to trace the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from late antiquity to Dar al-Islam.

The History of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States

Author : E. M. Gabriel
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"And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.'"-Mark 16:15 In the middle of the first century, God sent St. Mark the Evangelist to proclaim the Good News and teach the Egyptians about the true God. He became the first pope and patriarch of the See of St. Mark and the founder of the Coptic Orthodox Church. For centuries, the Coptic Church remained mostly within the boundaries of Egypt, and the majority of Copts, including the clergy, were against the idea of immigration. But there were exceptions: Pope Cyril VI, the late Bishop Samuel, and the blessed Fr. Mikhail Ibrahim supported and encouraged immigration. And in the middle of the twentieth century, the Coptic diaspora slowly began. Within the last five decades, St. Mark continued to carry the Good News through his disciples to the United States and around the world. The History of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States tells the story of the earliest immigrants who left their beloved homeland to start a new life and establish the roots of the Coptic Orthodox Church in America. In rich detail, it pays lasting tribute to a remarkable cast of individuals, families, and servants, including: -The first pioneers who welcomed each new immigrant as they arrived on America's shore -The early priests who traveled tirelessly throughout the United States and Canada to minister to individuals and families in rented spaces and the domestic church -The great popes-HH Cyril VI, HH Shenouda III, and HH Tawadros II-who provided loving guidance from Alexandria Through the efforts of all these servants, St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Philadelphia was established as one of the first Coptic churches in the United States, along with others in New York, New Jersey, and beyond. The History of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United States recounts the celebrations, struggles, and growth of these congregations as they maintain the traditions and spirit of the Coptic Orthodox Church into the twenty-first century.

The Coptic Life of Aaron

Author : Jacques van der Vliet
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This book offers the first critical edition of the Life of Aaron, a Coptic hagiographical work describing monastic life at the southern Egyptian frontier in the fourth-fifth centuries, together with a new translation and a detailed commentary.

Theological Texts from Coptic Papyri

Author : Walter E. Crum
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A Coptic Gnostic Treatise

Author : Charlotte A. Baynes
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The Codex Bruce was bought during the 18th century by the famous traveller James Bruce in Upper Egypt. After his return to England, the text was copied with many errors and the original papyri badly bound, in some cases upside down and backwards. In this book, first published in 1933, Baynes corrects many of the earlier errors associated with this unusual Gnostic text, and includes over 120 plates with images of the original papyri and their transcription. Her translation is written in accurate yet readable English, and each page of translation is accompanied by expert commentary on this enigmatic meditation on nebulous Gnostic beliefs. This book will be of value to anyone interested in Gnosticism, Coptic epigraphy or the beliefs of early Christian heretics.

Codex Sch yen 2650 A Middle Egyptian Coptic Witness to the Early Greek Text of Matthew s Gospel

Author : James M. Leonard
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James M. Leonard analyzes the very important early Coptic manuscript of Matthew’s Gospel, Codex Schøyen. Through a careful translational analysis, he shows how its close alliance with Vaticanus and Sinaiticus helps identify an earlier text form which they mutually reflect.

The Text of a Coptic Monastic Discourse On Love and Self Control

Author : Carolyn Schneider
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This book introduces a beautiful fourth-century Coptic discourse on love and self-control in its first English translation. The text’s heading attributes it to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, but this attribution is questionable. Exploring issues of authorship and context, this book locates the origins of On Love and Self-Control in the Upper Egyptian Pachomian monastic community of the mid-fourth century. It then traces the various uses of On Love and Self-Control to the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, when the single surviving manuscript was copied as part of an anthology at the Monastery of St. Shenoute of Atripe. A partial reconstruction of this now dismembered codex is provided.

The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect Volume I

Author : George William Horner
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Volume 1 of 4. The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect otherwise called Memphitic and Bohairic with Introduction, Critical Apparatus, and Literal English Translation. Volume I includes the Gospels of S. Matthew and S. Mark edited from the MS. Huntington 17 in the Bodleian Library.