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By Donald A Westbrook and Michael Saad

Copts in Egypt comprise the single largest body of Christians in the Middle East. Since the 1970s there have been waves of Coptic immigrants due to discrimination, persecution, and violence. In the Diaspora, their sea... more abstract

Diasporas, Immigration Studies, Identity (Culture), Theological Interpretation of Christian Scripture, Coptic Studies, and

More Info: This is Chapter 9 in Scripturalizing the Human edited by Vincent L. Wimbush, pp. 221-239.

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2015

Publication Name: Scripturalizing the Human: The Written as the Political








The Coptic world, which is identified by people, communities, churches, tradition, faith, art, architecture, music, language, a calendar, and a long history, has become a borderless phenomenon. Unimaginable fifty year... more abstract

Diasporas, Immigration Studies, Diaspora, Coptic Studies, Diaspora Studies, and

More Info: This is Chapter 21 in Coptic Civilization edited by Gawdat Gabra, pp 285-296

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

Publication Date: 2014

Publication Name: Coptic Civilization: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in Egypt








The history of contemporary Egypt is most starkly marked by two revolutions: the army revolution in 1952 and the populist revolution in 2011. Throughout the nearly two thousand years of Christianity in Egypt, the eccl... more abstract

History of Religion, Egyptian History, Coptic Studies, Egypt, Church History, and

More Info: This is Chapter 6 in book edited by Lois Farag

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2014

Publication Name: The Coptic Christian Heritage: History, Faith, and Culture


Papers in Coptology







By Donald A Westbrook and Michael Saad

In recent decades, Coptic Egyptian immigrants have steadily adopted new homelands throughout the world, most significantly in Europe, North America, and Australia. Their efforts perpetuate their religious and cultural... more abstract

Coptic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Territoriality, Coptic Orthodox, Copts, and

More Info: Print ISSN 1488-3473 / Online ISSN 1874-6365

Publisher: Springer

Journal Name: Journal of International Migration and Integration

Publication Date: Feb 10, 2016


In 1960, Ernest Tune moved to California to earn his Doctor of Theology from Claremont School of Theology (CST) and later serving as CST Library Director. Soon after, he was heavily involved in the translation of the ... more abstract

Coptic Studies, Coptic (Languages And Linguistics), Religious Studies, Coptology, and Nubian studies

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Publisher: Watani

Journal Name: Watani International

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2006








The present state of the Coptic Orthodox Church in America could not have been imagined fifty years ago. As an integral part of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, the young archdiocese in America evolved from non-ex... more abstract

Immigration Studies, Diaspora, Coptic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Diaspora and transnationalism, and

More Info: by Saad Michael Saad, Studies in World Christianity. Vol. 16, pp. 207-225, Edinburgh University Press, in hard copy and online PDF, December 2010.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press 22 …

Publication Date: Jan 1, 2010

Publication Name: Studies in World Christianity








By Michael Saad and Donald A Westbrook

From the earliest days of the Coptic Orthodox Church to the 2012 election of Pope Tawadros II, the methods of selecting 118 Coptic patriarchs have been multifarious and in some aspects unique in the history of Christe... more abstract

Egyptian History, Coptic Studies, Egypt, Coptic History, and Coptic Monasteries

More Info: Vol. 16, pp. 139-153

Publisher: Peeters

Journal Name: Journal of Coptic Studies

Publication Date: 2014


Over the last 40 years, Iris Habib el-Masry (1910-1994) has earned high distinction as a Coptic Church historian. While her Arabic language publications are among the most widely quoted in the historical literature... more abstract

Theology, Liberation Theology, Coptic Studies, Political Theology, and Pastoral Theology








Because Egyptians are deeply rooted in religion, religion must be the foundation of any lasting political, social or legal structure. Providing a theological justification for human rights is very persuasive to the ma... more abstract

Coptic Studies, Islamic Studies, Islam and Christianity: relations and exchange of ideas, Political Islam, and Copts

More Info: by Saad Michael Saad, The Christian Century, February 23, 2000, pp. 198-199.

Publisher: The Christian Century

Journal Name: The Christian Century

Publication Date: Feb 23, 2000

Publication Name: The Christian Century


As Professor of Archaeology at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1968-2009) specializing in Ancient Egypt and the Middle East, Dr. Boulos Ayad Ayad published more than 170 books, chapters, monographs and articles... more abstract

Egyptology, Egyptian Archaeology, Coptic Studies, Coptic History, and Coptic (Archaeology)

More Info: Volume 30, Number 2, pp. 61-63, Fall/Winter 2009

Journal Name: Coptic Church Review

Publication Date: 2009



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