The Churches of Egypt

From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day

Edited by Carolyn Ludwig
Gertrud J.M. van Loon
Gawdat Gabra
Photographs by Sherif Sonbol

With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates

English edition
330 pp.
350 color illus.
25X30.5cm
ISBN 9789774165726
For sale worldwide

35.00

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. Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and beautifully illustrated here. A number of Greek Orthodox churches, Evangelical Coptic, Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches are included. 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.

Carolyn Ludwig

<p><strong>Carolyn Ludwig </strong>is the author of <em>Jewels in Our Crown: Churches of Los Angeles</em> (2003) and editor of <em><a href="https://www.aucpress.com/p-3241-the-churches-of-egypt.aspx">The Churches of Egypt</a> </em>(AUC Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent visitor to Egypt.</p>

Gawdat Gabra

Gawdat Gabra is the author or editor of numerous books on Egyptian Christianity, including Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis (AUC Press, 2005). Hany N. Takla is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society.

Sherif Sonbol

Sherif Sonbol is a highly regarded Egyptian photographer. He has contributed photographs to numerous illustrated books, including The Churches of Egypt (AUC Press, 2008), The Nile Cruise: An Illustrated Journey (AUC Press, 2010), and The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo (AUC Press, 2013)

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