Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity 2

Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity 2 (CHHT 605) will cover the early modern period to the rise of Egyptian nationalism (early twentieth century). Students will build a developed framework of the period by examining a variety of secondary sources written from different perspectives. This eight week course seeks to examine the historical factors that shaped the modern period for the Coptic Orthodox Church as well as introduce the factors that propelled it onto the post-modern stage.

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Ph.D. Christian History
Mary Ghattas is a PhD Candidate at Claremont Graduate University. She is working on her dissertation project in Religion, focusing on the History of Christianity in the Middle East. Her current research explores the issues around writing a modern history of Christianity in Egypt on specifically the Oriental Orthodox confession which include: the Coptic, Syriac (Indian), Armenian, Ethiopian, and Eritrean churches. While focusing on their ecclesiastical and diplomatic relations, she hopes to also shed light on their communal life in Egypt. She currently teaches Coptic Studies and Church History courses at Agora University.