Monasticism in Egypt: Images and Words of the Desert Fathers. By Michael W McClellan. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1998. ix + 101 pp. illus. $27.50 (cloth).
Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity. By Otto F. A. Meinardus. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1999. viii + 344 pp. illus. $24.50 (cloth).
Among the Copts. By John H. Watson. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2000. xi + 176 pp. illus. $50.00 (cloth).
A good friend of mine, a member of the Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Church, was once asked his denomination by a Greek Orthodox. When my friend replied that he was Coptic Orthodox, the Greek retorted, "You may be Copt, but you're not …