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Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« on: May 07, 2005, 03:51:12 AM »
It should have philosophy, praying with saints, and about ethics. It need not have very much Christology. Further, I would very much like to see that the book had A LOT of small and more or less precise topics, but also some general explanations. I would prefer that the book was not antiquated. As it will be the only book I'll buy about Orthodoxy for a while, there should be a lot to read and reflect over. There should be some daring thoughts in it, not 100% accepted. I won't object to reading a lot of "boring" details.

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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 04:03:01 AM »
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Slotte,
As a convert to Coptic Orthodoxy, I would personally suggest Pope Shendouda's books.  They are a very basic introduction to Orthodoxy in general. 
www.orthodoxbookstore.org
Umm, when I converted I also read a book titled, "Introduction of the Coptic Orthodox Church."  It's a blue book, and helps explain history, as well as many misconceptions of Oriental Orthodoxy.
Just my thoughts (from a completly thoughtless person ???)
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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005, 09:03:06 AM »
There's quite many by Shenouda, which is the most comprehensive?

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005, 10:23:52 AM »
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It should have philosophy, praying with saints, and about ethics. It need not have very much Christology. Further, I would very much like to see that the book had A LOT of small and more or less precise topics, but also some general explanations. I would prefer that the book was not antiquated. As it will be the only book I'll buy about Orthodoxy for a while, there should be a lot to read and reflect over. There should be some daring thoughts in it, not 100% accepted. I won't object to reading a lot of "boring" details.
With all respect brother, this is really asking to much of one book, if you are looking for a concise answer.  If you want a basic overview, I'd say "Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church" written by Abouna Tadros Malaty, which you can find under "Church History."
Hope it bears fruit.
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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2005, 06:31:21 AM »
With all respect brother, this is really asking to much of one book, if you are looking for a concise answer. If you want a basic overview,...
Hmm, OK, I'll order several books. I wont be satisfied with just a basic overview, I also want to read in depth thoughts and facts. So, I'm going to combine several books to get what I'm interested in

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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 03:20:14 AM »
+PiKhristos aftonf! Khristos anesti! Al Maseeh qam! Christ is risen!+

Communion of Love - by Father Matthew the Poor (SVS). Very spiritual book.
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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2005, 04:17:32 PM »
Communion of Love - by Father Matthew the Poor (SVS).
I placed an order on it and I'll get it in about 1-+ weeks

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Re: Recommend me any Coptic-Orthodox book
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2005, 06:25:51 AM »
As a convert to Coptic Orthodoxy, I would personally suggest Pope Shendouda's books. They are a very basic introduction to Orthodoxy in general.
www.orthodoxbookstore.org
I'm ordering the book Moral Issues Facing Coptic Orthodox Church, by Fr. Markos Hanna, ASIN: B0006R0NJK. And later I will order some distance study from Coptictheology.com

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