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    DescriptionChristianity arrived early in Egypt, brought - according to tradition - by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, with millions of adherents both in Egypt and in Coptic communities around the world. Since it split from the Byzantine Church in 451, the Coptic Church has maintained its early traditions, and influence from the outside has been minimal: the liturgy is still sung to unique rhythms in Coptic, a late stage of the same ancient Egyptian language that is inscribed in hieroglyphs on temple walls and papyri. Dr Otto Meinardus, an authority on the history of the Coptic Church, has revised, updated and combined his studies, "Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern" (AUC Press 1965 and 1977) and "Christian Egypt, Faith and Life" (AUC Press, 1970) into a new, definitive, one-volume history for the Millennium, surveying the 20 centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.

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    Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity
    New Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Otto F. Meinardus
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 671 g
    ISBN 13: 9789774247576
    ISBN 10: 9774247574

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    New edition
    The American University in Cairo Press
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    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2010
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    Author Information
    DR. OTTO F. A. Meinardus is the author of Coptic Saints and Pilgrimages (AUC Press, 2002), The Holy Family in Egypt (AUC Press, 1986), and Monks and Monasteries of the Egyptian Deserts (AUC Press, 1989), and numerous other publications on the history of Christianity in Egypt and the Near East.
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    "Recommended" - Library Journal