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By C. Wilfred Griggs

During this well-documented and transparent research, the background of Christianity in Egypt is mentioned. It severely and attractively specializes in early Egyptian Christianity, from its earliest recorded origins to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 CE. That used to be the instant, after the separation from the Catholic collage, while the Egyptian Coptic Church turned the nationwide faith. in this interval, we discover the improvement of positive aspects designated to Egyptian Christianity, corresponding to the imposition of Catholic ecclesiasticism in Alexandria and southward, and the presence of forces that may result in the institution of a countrywide faith. This learn will vastly give a contribution to an elevated realizing of early Egyptian Christian heritage and the style during which that faith was once dispersed in different nations. It additionally provides to the certainty of the overall heritage of early Christianity.

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Harnack (i\lIlSlfJn. up. ). II. p. 5Cbius found nothing in his sources bearing on the primitive history ofChriSlianily at Alexandria .. '. Bauer, up. cit.. p. 45. 5). g. ), where the author speaks of Athanasiu! beinl\: led up to the throne of5t. Mark to become Patriarch of Alexandria; Jerome. Commtn. /llustc. " A. 5. Atiya, Hut. of Easttrn Christianity (Notre Dame: U. of Notre Dame Press, 1968). p. 25f. gives a bibliography for the earliest patriarchs of Alexandria, but the Markan tradition cannOt be pressed beyond Arabic sources to Coptic or Greek originals.

360 describes the Egyptian fortress (modern Babwl) as the oorder IOwn "between Lower and Middle Egypt. where Ihe river craft paid 1011 ascending or descending the Nile ... " "l Franz Altheim and Ruth Stiehl, Christtnlum am Rolnl Mur, Zwnln- Band. 297-299. T. • wI J: HtbrtUJj IQ RtlJtlallOfl (Chicago: Inter-Varsity Press, 1964), p. 126. (ft.. 187. 31 See esp. Rev. 14:8; 16:19; 17:5; 18:2,10,21. 143: 1/ Rem,en 11:I,passim. 3i The papyrus lext was designated London Papyru§ 1912, published b)· H. I.

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