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Drawing on more than four decades of experience studying Christian communities in Egypt, Otto Meinardus offers here a sweeping overview of the principal Christian churches and organizations in Egypt today. For the first time, this wealth of information has been gathered into one volume, making it an ideal introduction to the contemporary scene of the various Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant denominations that have a presence in Egypt. Looking at Maronite churches in Alexandria, Greek Orthodox congregations in Cairo, and new evangelical communities in Upper Egypt, among others, this book serves as an important reference work for anyone interested in the broad variety of Christian groups in Egypt, including the majority Coptic Orthodox Church. As one of the foremost scholars of the Christian history of Egypt and the wider Middle East, Dr. Meinardus brings an unparalleled wealth of expertise to this subject, while placing Christianity in the historical perspective of its relationship to the ancient pharaonic religion and medieval and modern Islam. Included as well is an up-to-date index of individual churches. A first of its kind, "Christians in Egypt" is an indispensable resource for both scholars and interested general readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774249730
ISBN-10: 9774249739
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Otto F. Meinardus

Dr. Otto F.A. Meinardus is the author of numerous publications on the history of Christianity in Egypt and the Near East, including, most recently, Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages (AUC Press, 2002).

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