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date: 18 June 2019

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This article presents an overview both of the contents of Coptic literature and of the general questions within which it unfolds. The discussions cover the importance of the Bible; the role of the Origenist controversy; the period of Shenoute and the classical translations; the repercussions of the Council of Chalcedon; the period of Damian; and the consequences of the Arab conquest.

Keywords: Coptic language, Coptic literature, bible, Origen, Shenoute, Council of Chalcedon, Damian, Arab conquest

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