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The Churches of Egypt -- from the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day

Gabra, Gawdat and Van Loon, Gertrud J. M.; Edited By Carolyn Ludwig

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ISBN 10: 9774161068 / ISBN 13: 9789774161063
Published by The American University in Cairo Press, NY and Cairo, 2007
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Title: The Churches of Egypt -- from the Journey of...

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press, NY and Cairo

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Illustrator: Sonbol, Sherif, Photographer

Book Condition:NEW / MINT

Dust Jacket Condition: New / Mint

Edition: First Edition

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With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, the Red Sea, and Upper Egypt. Churches associated with the Holy Family’s sojourn in Egypt, including Gabal al-Tayr and Dayr al-Muharraq, enrich the volume. Many modern churches housing contemporary Coptic art that have not been dealt with in other publications are featured here—especially the Cathedral of St. Mark and his shrine at Anba Ruweis in Cairo.

Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and beautifully illustrated here. A number of famous Greek Orthodox churches are included, as well as two Evangelical Coptic churches. Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches designed and decorated by European architects and painters in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century are given their due: they represent little known treasures of Christian art and architecture. Introductory chapters on the history of Christianity in Egypt, the architecture of the Coptic Church, and Coptic wall paintings help readers to appreciate fully the great cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of Egypt’s Christians.

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GAWDAT GABRA, a former director of the Coptic Museum, is the author or editor of numerous books related to the literary and material culture of Egyptian Christianity, including Coptic Monasteries: Egypt’s Monastic Art and Architecture , Christian Egypt: Coptic Art and Monuments through Two Millennia (both AUC Press 2002), and Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis (AUC Press, 2005). He is the co-editor of the three volumes of The Popes of Egypt (vol. I: AUC Press, 2004).

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