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Towards the Coptic Church: The making of the Severan Episcopate

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This article concerns a seminal moment in the history of eastern Christianity: the creation of the Severan episcopate in Egypt (from A.D. 575), and with it the radical bifurcation, for the first time, of the ancient Egyptian church. Updating the classic account of Jean Maspero in the light of more recent publications, it first examines the rapid decline of the Severan episcopate in the period after the Alexandrian patriarch Theodosius’ exile (536), and the intense competition to replace him i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1515/mill-2017-0005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Millennium Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
151–190
Publication date:
2018-04-25
Acceptance date:
2018-01-04
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EISSN:
1867-0318
ISSN:
1867-030X
Pubs id:
pubs:819927
URN:
uri:e69c4182-cb11-4c09-af21-4cbfb9b3c082
UUID:
uuid:e69c4182-cb11-4c09-af21-4cbfb9b3c082
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pubs:819927

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