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

Hardcover | April 21, 2008

byStephen J. Davis

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Coptic Christology in Practice forges a new path in the 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, Stephen J. Davis demonstrates how Christianidentity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable 'christological practices'. He thus enables readers to trace the fascinating lines of the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from late antiquity to Dar al-Islam.

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Coptic Christology in Practice forges a new path in the 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, Stephen J. Davis demonstrates how Christianidentity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicabl...

Stephen J. Davis is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199258627

ISBN - 13:9780199258628

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Introduction: The Roots of Coptic Christology: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique Alexandrian Greek TheologyI. Coptic Literature and Liturgy1. Incarnation and Ritual Practice in the Fifth-Century Writings of Shenoute of Atripe2. Christology in Coptic Eucharistic LiturgiesII. Bodies, Practices, and Sacred Space3. Christology in Coptic Pilgrimage and the Cult of the Saints4. Christology and Coptic Art: Images of the Incarnation on Egyptian Bodies and ChurchesIII. Arabization and Christian-Muslim Encounter5. Incarnation and Christian-Muslim Apologetics in the Tenth-Century Writings of Sawirus al-Muqaffa6. From Alexandria to Cairo: The Medieval `Golden Age' of Copto-Arabic ChristologyPostcript: The Modern Legacy of Coptic Christology