- Instructor: Mary Ghattas, Ph.D. Candidate
- Duration: 8 weeks
Categories: Ancient Literature, History, Theology
Tags: Arab conquest, Christianity, Church History, Coptic Orthodoxy, East, Islam, Modernity, orthodoxy, West
Church History III: The Arab Conquest to Modernity (1) (CHHT 604) will examine Egypt’s medieval period and the different houses of Islamic rule. Students will delve into the History of the Patriarchs as the primary source for the period, supplemented by secondary sources from both within and without the tradition. The course will attempt to illustrate Coptic church life against the backdrop of developing Islamic attitudes towards non-Muslims, beginning from the 641 CE conquest to early Ottoman rule, as well as Western Christian attitudes towards Eastern Christianity before, after, and during the Crusades.