The Early Coptic Papacy

Posted August 28, 2017 8:56 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

I first read this book more than a decade ago as it began to emerge as the first of a trilogy, originally published in hardback editions. Next month, it will finally appear in paperback, and it is the sort of series that any library serious about Coptic realities, ecclesiology, and ecumenism must have: Stephen J. Davis, The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity: The Popes of Egypt, Volume 1 (American University of Cairo Press, 2017), 280pp.About this book the publisher tells us:The Copts, adherents of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, today represent the largest Christian community in

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