To summarize the author's points:
1. The theology of the Fathers such as "Origen, St. Didymus, and St. Cyrill"... "did not at all depart from the Holy Scriptures... it was their chief and primary source."
2. The Patristic era ended after the 5th century, which was the golden age. After this, there was either political or theological decline for all Christians.
3. In the west, Scholasticism developed in cathedrals and monasteries due to the following factors:
a) Use of Latin and lack of knowledge of Greek in the West.
b) The Westerner's use of reason and logic in determining dogma.
c) The impact of Arab-Muslim texts translated into Latin, such as Averroes and Avicenna.
4. Thus Scholasticism represents a departure from the biblically-centered Patristic theology.
5. A discussion of Anselm, Aquinas, and the Council of Trent.
6. So what does this have to do with Orthodox Copts? Ignorance about this history has led to the introduction of Scholastic ideas among Copts and among all the Orthodox-- thus we hear the teachings of Anselm, Aquinas, and the Council of Trent in modern Arabic books more than the teachings of Athanasius and Cyrill.
7. A discussion of major changes in Catholic theology, due to the re-discovery of Patristic writers in the 20th century, regarding the nature of the Church, the liturgy, the authority of the Pope, and the role of the laity, following Vatican II.
8. Quotes Florovsky on the introduction of Scholastic thought into the Orthodox Church and the question of "Western Captivity."
9. After the Arabs invaded in the 7th century, Copts became estranged from the Greek language, which also created a "void" in Coptic theological knowledge during the Middle Ages.
10. In modern times, faced with Catholic and Protestant missionaries, Copts relied on theological works that were available in Arabic, all of which relied on Scholastic theology. (He then makes a list of modern Coptic books that fell under such influence.)
11. Those patristic translations into Arabic that were made during the beginning of the 20th century, did not receive a wide audience.
12. However, in the 2nd half of the 20th century, there was a call to return to patristic sources. This was reacted against by those who had become accustomed to Scholastic theology.
13. For the past 30 years there have been two schools of theology among the Copts, which instead of leading to productive dialogue has led to partisanship, infighting, and mutual accusations of heresy.
14. A call for more serious study into the authentic heritage of the Coptic Church.