The Syriac World (Online) by Daniel King (Editor)The five sections examine the religion; the material, visual, and literary cultures; the history and social structures of this diverse community; and Syriac interactions with their neighbors ancient and modern.
Eastern Christianity in Its Texts by Cyril HovorunSurveying theological literature produced in the Christian East from the first through the 20th century, Eastern Christianity in its Texts explores different theological themes (analytical and mystical), genres (epistles, treatises, and poetry), and milieux (Greek, Armenian, Western and Eastern Syriac, Russian and Romanian). Illustrates the evolution of the Orthodox thought, how it influenced and was influenced by intellectual, social, and political environments.
Persian Christians at the Chinese Court: The Xi'an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East by R. Todd GodwinThrough close textual re-analysis of the Stele and by drawing on ancient sources in Syriac, Greek, Arabic and Chinese, Godwin demonstrates that Tang China (617-907) was a cosmopolitan milieu where multiple religious traditions, namely Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Christianity, formed zones of elite culture. Syriac Christianity in fact remained powerful in Persia throughout the period, and Christianity - not Zoroastrianism - was officially regarded by the Tang government as 'The Persian Religion'.
Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity by Otto F. A. MeinardusUpdates and combines his renowned studies on Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern (AUC Press, 1965, 1977) and Christian Egypt, Faith and Life (AUC Press, 1970) into a new, definitive, one-volume history, surveying the twenty centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.
The Coptic Christian Heritage: History, Faith, and Culture by Lois M. FaragA comprehensive introduction to the heritage of Coptic Christians. The chapters explore historical, cultural, literary and material aspects, including: the history of Christianity in Egypt, from the pre-Christian era to the modern day Coptic religious culture: theology, monasticism, spirituality, liturgy and music the Coptic language, linguistic expressions of the Coptic heritage and literary production in Greek, Coptic and Arabic material culture and artistic expression of the Copts.
The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641-1517)-Online by Mark N. SwansonArgues that the medieval Coptic popes (641-1517 CE) were regularly portrayed as standing in continuity with their saintly predecessors; however, at the same time, they were active in creating something new, the Coptic Orthodox Church, a community that struggled to preserve a distinctive life and witness within the new Islamic world order.