A Lonely Minority

A Lonely Minority

by Edward Wakin


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The challenge of survival for six million Christians.

Saturday Review calls A Lonely Minority "A highly readable and urbanely authoritative account of the Coptic community of Egypt. Based on extensive research and travel, this sympathetic, but objective book portrays the struggle for survival by millions of Christians who take pride in being the 'original Egyptians.' The milestone account is as relevant today as ever."

Author Biography: Edward Wakin, Ph.D., a widely published author of magazine articles and books on social and religious issues, was a prize-winning journalist before joining the Fordham University faculty as professor of communications. He has traveled throughout the world as a journalist and as a lecturer. His books range from the immigrant experience to the impact of television and profiles of Middle Eastern leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595089147
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 838,198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The Coptic Presence
I"True Egyptians"3
IIPolitical Partners14
IIIThe "Best Egyptians"21
IVA New Year, an Old Story32
Part 2Cross and Crescent
VA Name in the Shape of a Cross43
VISigns of Equality50
VIIA Question, Mr. President57
VIIIThe Brotherhood of Moslems71
IXPersonal Matters81
Part 3The Pursuit of Survival
XA Crisis in Leadership93
XIThe Solitary Patriarch103
XIIChildren of the Desert119
XIIIThe People's Church130
XIVThe Community of Copts147
XVThe Home of the Copts160
XVIMajority vs. Minority167

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