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Pope Shenouda discussed the ideas of Father Mattá al-Miskīn as being heresies. Butrus calls for an objective discussion of theological and religious issues in the writings of the men of religion, as most of the time people automatically adopt their leaders’ ideas out of confidence, or sometimes,...
The article reviews the following books: Patterns of the Past, Prospects for the Future: The Christian Heritage in the Holy Land. Edited by Thomas Hummel, Kevork Hintilian and Ulf Carmesund, pp. 334. London: Melisende, 1999, £15.00. 1901764109. Palestinian Christians-Religion, Politics and Society...
The RNSAW is pleased to introduce to you a new member of the Board of Advisors: The Revd. Dr. John Watson. Dr. John Watson is an Anglican scholar who was intimately involved in the campaign to release Pope Shenouda, after the arrest in 1981. He has published more than 500 articles, and three small...
Watson, who knows Pope Shenouda and many of the Bishops mentioned in the book well, closes his review with Hasan’s words: “It is doubtful that the Copts have made much headway, in their century-long tortuously slow trajectory toward citizenship with equal rights. This statement becomes truer if...
PhD student Fiona McCallum concludes that by focusing on the bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Hasan provides a clear and original study of the impact of the reform movement, illustrating that the use of traditions such as Coptic martyrology combined with modernization of the administration...
AWR’s last interview with the late Dr. Isaac Fānūs. Comments on self-censorship, such as that of Dr. Otto Meinardus’ differences in writing and saying, which makes it hard for students of the church in Egypt to get a good understanding of the church’s position. Father Basilius of the Monastery...
Dr. Rodolph Yanny, editor-in-chief of the US-based Coptic Church Review, reviews "Among the Copts" of Father Dr. John Watson, Anglican scholar and member of the Board of Advisors of the RNSAW. Dr. Yanney calls the book "a comprehensive presentation of the life and thought of the Coptic Orthodox...
The author reviews the films the ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘United 93.’
The author discusses internal conflict within institutional churches.
The author writes on the life of Father Athanasius Kircher. He states that although he did not achieve much in his study of hieroglyphics, his decision to begin with the study of the Coptic language was “possibly one of the most intelligent things ever achieved in the seventeenth century.” He...
The author reviews the book ‘Listening to Islam’ by The Revd. Dr. John Watson, in which he “brings to light the intimate prayerful relationship that the devout Catholic monk, Thomas Merton, had with the Pakistani Sufi mystic-scholar, Abdul Aziz.” Watson asserts “Islam deserves to be listened to.”
The author reflects on the life and experiences of Michael Fitzgerald, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt and the Roman Catholic delegate to the League of Arab States and the significant future contributions he can make to Christian-Muslim dialogue.
The author describes the Coptic Orthodox church at VilleJuif, just beyond the city center of Paris, particularly noting the resurrection mosaic on its facade and the work of the famous Coptic iconographer Adel Nassief.
The author reflects on the lives of major spiritual figures in Coptic Orthodoxy and what they demonstrated in terms of spirituality and prayer.
Coptologia, which publishes books on Coptic issues, has celebrated its silver jubilee by issuing a book that is an academically oriented autobiography entitled The Coptic Holy Icon, encompassing twenty-four chapters of voluminous study.
Relations between the Anglican church and some Jews are strained after a vote in the Church of England’s General Synod concerning investment in companies profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, in particular Caterpillar Inc., an American machinery company.
A review of the book ‘Listening to Islam’ by Rev. John Watson, concerning dialogue between Muslims and Christians.
Discussion about creationism, including the comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury on the issue.
The exaggeration about the comparison between the role of traditional Islam and the Coptic Orthodox Church is simple. It is not the difference in attitude but in numbers/statistics. Copts simply do not have the numbers to seek power as Islamists do.
In the autumn of 1981 Christian students in London were praying for Egypt. They remembered the dramatic assassination by Muslim extremists of Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt. There were daily prayers concerning the house arrest of the Coptic Christian Patriarch of Egypt
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