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The Copts of Egypt are the biggest Christian minority within the heart East. in recent times they've got frequently figured within the information as sufferers of bloody assaults through Islamic militants.
Christians as opposed to Muslims in sleek Egypt is the 1st learn of Christian id politics in modern Egypt. S.S. Hasan starts off through taking a look at how the Coptic new release of the Forties and Nineteen Fifties remembered, recovered, and imagined the traditional background of Christianity in Egypt so as to weld the Copts right into a unified state, immune to the starting to be encroachments of Islam. She argues that this interpretation of background, during which Egyptian martyrs determine prominently, made attainable the rebirth of the Coptic church and community-in a lot a similar means because the maintenance of Hebrew and the ancient reminiscence of Jewish tribulations served the aim of nationwide reconstruction of the nation of Israel.
The bulk of the ebook specializes in the interval starting with the consecration of Pope Shenuda in 1971. Drawing on broad interviews with church leaders, clergy, and others Hasan unearths that in this era the obligations of the church for the welfare of the Coptic neighborhood grew immeasurably. Church leaders arrogated to themselves the unique correct to the political illustration in their neighborhood and reconceived their function from the slim care of souls to the promoting of financial and cultural efflorescence of the whole Coptic group. The leaders of this revival, she exhibits, have nurtured a effective and unique non secular tradition with a feeling of communal satisfaction and id in an atmosphere within which they have been more and more uncovered to discrimination and outright hostility.

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