Coptic Christology in Practice
Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt
By (author) Stephen J. Davis
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Coptic Christology in Practice by Stephen J. Davis
Book DescriptionCoptic Christology in Practice forges a new path in the study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods derived from the fields of social history, discourse theory, ritual studies, and the visual arts, Stephen J. Davis demonstrates how Christian identity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable 'christological practices'. He thus enables readers to trace the fascinating lines of the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from late antiquity to Dar al-Islam.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199258628
(242mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stephen J. Davis
Stephen J. Davis is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University.
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