This unit will overview the history of the Christian church in Egypt during the post Arabic conquest period until the present time. It will discuss the available different sources such as the history of the Patriarchs, the history of Patriarchs attributed to Yusab Bishop of Fuwwah, the book of the Churches and Monasteries attributed to Abu al-Makarim. The unit will review the important authors of this period (the Golden age of the Christian Arabic texts), the efforts of the Copts to preserve their identity and the Martyrs and patriarchs of this period

Unit Code: CH2300A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Church History

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes


Critically evaluate the basic historical sources of the Coptic Church


Describe the role of intellectual laypeople in Coptic History.


Evaluate selected modern texts (e.g. legislation and fatwas) and their effect on the day-to-day life of the Christian community in Egypt


Analyse the influences of the medieval period on Coptic tradition, art and literature


: 12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Reflection paper (2000 words equivalent)

0 40.0

Essay 2500 words

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-03-20 09:49:11 +1100