Early Egyptian Christianity

Early Egyptian Christianity : From its Origins to 451 CE

By (author) C.Wilfred Griggs


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In this well-documented and clear study, the history of Christianity in Egypt is discussed, from its earliest recorded origins until 451 CE, when the Egyptian Coptic Church became the national religion. During this period, we observe the development of features unique to Egyptian Christianity, such as the imposition of Catholic ecclesiasticism in Alexandria and southward. This study will greatly contribute to an increased understanding of early Egyptian Christian history, as well as to the understanding of early Christianity in general.

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 162.6 x 242.8 x 20.8mm | 521.64g
  • 01 Aug 2000
  • Brill
  • Leiden
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 9004119264
  • 9789004119260

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From reviews of the hardcover edition: '...well told...' W.H.C. Frend, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1991 '...a well-documented and clear study...' Samir Khalil Samir, Theological Book Review, 1990

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