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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 one...
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...
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,...
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 of...
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.

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