Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Deserts
By (author) Otto F. Meinardus
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Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Deserts by Otto F. Meinardus
Book DescriptionIn the fourth century A.D. the deserts of Egypt saw the birth of Christian monasticism under the tutelage of the desert fathers. Since then the movement has spread around the world. This standard work traces the historical development of all the currently inhabited Coptic monasteries, drawing on a wide variety of sources, including accounts by early Western travelers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774241888
(280mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Otto F. Meinardus
Christians in Egypt, Hardback (March 2006)
Offers an overview of the principal Christian churches and organizations in Egypt in modern times. Providing an introduction to the contemporary scene of the various Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant denominations, this book is useful as a reference for those interested in the Christian groups in Egypt, including the Coptic Orthodox Church.
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Dr Meinardus, an authority on the history of the Coptic Church, has revised, updated and combined his studies, "Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern" and "Christian Egypt, Faith and Life" into a one-volume history, surveying the 20 centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.
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Author Biography - Otto F. Meinardus
DR. OTTO F.A. MEINARDUS was the author of numerous publications on the history of Christianity in Egypt and the Near East, including Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages (AUC Press, 2002).
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