Habib Girgis

Habib Girgis

by Bishop Suriel

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This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and theological education.

This book follows Girgis' six-decade-long career as an educator, reformer, dean of a theological college, and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement in Egypt—including his publications and a cache of newly discovered texts from the Coptic Orthodox Archives in Cairo. It traces his agenda for educational reform in the Coptic Church from youth to old age, as well as his work among the villagers of Upper Egypt. It details his struggle to implement his vision of a Coptic identity forged through education, and in the face of a hostile milieu.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162628651
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Publication date: 02/24/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Bishop Suriel holds a PhD from Fordham University in New York, and is Dean of St Athanasius College in Melbourne, Australia. He is also Senior Lecturer of Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry, and Coptic History. Bishop Suriel is the translator of Pope Shenouda III’s The Life of Repentance and Purity, published by SVS Press and SAC Press in the Coptic Studies Series.

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