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Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

Angie Heo

Abstract

From the Arab uprisings in 2011 to ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have been at the center of anxious rhetoric surrounding the politics of Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Middle East. Despite the unprecedented levels of violence they have suffered in recent years, the current predicament of Copts signals more durable structures of church and state authoritarianism that challenge the ahistorical kernel of persecution politics and Islamophobia. This book examines the political lives of saints to specify the role that religion has played in the making of national unity and sectarian confli ... More

Keywords: religion, media, Copts, Christianity, Islam, Egypt, images, saints, nationalism, sectarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520297975
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297975.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angie Heo, author
University of Chicago