Christian Strategies and Survival in Modern Egypt
In the first chapter, I said this study would, in the words of Geertz, “look for general truths while sifting through special cases.” I did this by looking at national and local ways Christians managed their status in Egypt. The special case of a community of vulnerable Christians in a poor quarter of Cairo in particular allowed us to detail the strategies Christians use to improve their chances of survival under difficult circumstances.
KeywordsReligious Identity Church Leader Muslim Brotherhood Christian Community Spirit Possession
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