The Attitude of Egyptian Christians (Copts) to the State: Theory and Practice
The issue of the relationship between secular and religious authorities has always been tough in the Christian state, and the relationship between Christians and the Islamic state is even more complicated. Nevertheless, Copts, being in minority though, have been an influential part of a Muslim society for more than a millennium now. The Coptic Church has always kept its original attitude towards the world and the state. Copts have always built their relations with the authorities based on the gospel doctrine and solved their problems not resorting to violence. In relation to the Muslim authorities, they sought mutually beneficial cooperation where it was possible.
Krivets Elena Аlekseevna, Candidate of Sciences (History), Department of Comparative Culturology, Institute of Oriental Studies RAS, 12, Rozhdestvenka st., Moscow, 107031, Russian Federation, tel.: 8(495)6283543, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Krivets E.А. The Attitude of Egyptian Christians (Copts) to the State: Theory and Practice. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Political Science and Religion Studies, 2019, vol. 30, pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.26516/2073-3380.2019.30.85 (in Russian)
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