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Coptic Christology in Practice
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Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Stephen J. Davis


This book is a 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, the book demonstrates how Christian identity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable ‘christological practices’. It traces the fascinating lines of the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from late antiquity to Dar al-Islam. The book includes translations of Coptic and Arabic texts which allow non-specialists access to these important documents for the first time.

Keywords: social history, discourse theory, ritual studies, Egypt, christological practices, Coptic church, Dar al-Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Davis, author
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University
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