By Lois M. Farag
This ebook bargains a accomplished creation to the history of Coptic Christians. The members mix educational services with intimate and functional wisdom of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic history. The chapters discover ancient, cultural, literary and fabric points, including:
- the historical past of Christianity in Egypt, from the pre-Christian period to the trendy day
- Coptic non secular tradition: theology, monasticism, spirituality, liturgy and music
- the Coptic language, linguistic expressions of the Coptic background and literary creation in Greek, Coptic and Arabic .
- material tradition and inventive expression of the Copts: from icons, mosaics and frescos to manuscript illuminations, woodwork and textiles.
Students will locate The Coptic Christian Heritage a useful advent, while students will locate its breadth offers a worthwhile context for specialized research.