[sword-devel] Coptic Book module
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Sun Jan 27 15:25:41 MST 2008
Fast tracking the coptic Bibles - I would be delighted. Yes it would be
The book is in English. It is a summary by the Coptic Pope on a dialogue
on Christology which created peace and removed anathemata between the
Chalcedonian Orthodox and the non Chalcedonian Eastern churches, so it
is certainly within the paramaetres I would think are appropriate.
Chris Little wrote:
> I'm certainly not the arbiter of orthodoxy, but have a couple points to
> mention. First, CrossWire definitely isn't an Evangelical organization
> in the sense that we have a statement of faith that aligns with some
> subset of churches that have been categorized as Evangelical. We're
> evangelical in the sense that we're working to spread the Gospel. But
> we're fairly explicitly not aligned with any specific church or creed.
> That said, we do have to draw the line of orthodoxy somewhere this side
> of Jesus Christ Superstar. The Book of Mormon & Joseph Smith's
> translation fall on the other side, so we have them tagged as unorthodox
> in the repository. I'm guessing you would like to avoid having that
> happen in this case.
> I don't know where monophysitism falls with respect to our loosely
> defined metric of orthodoxy, but my vote would be to add this text to
> the repository. It helps to build bridges, which is a good thing. And if
> it's in Coptic, anyone likely to voice an objection couldn't possibly
> read it to know to object anyway. And it gets bonus points for being in
> a cool language.
> I think I have some Coptic Bibles sitting somewhere, too. I could
> fast-track them if you think that would help your efforts.
> peter wrote:
>> As a favour to someone I am creating out of a book by Pope Shenouda, the
>> Coptic Patriach, a sword module. It is a well written and thoroughly
>> biblically argued treatise on the Nature of Christ. The emphasis is
>> obviously "Monophysite".
>> I have made no attempts to contact anyone so far re rights for
>> Crosswire distributing it, but I would like to get an idea whether this
>> would be wasted effort as would never go into the repository - i.e. due
>> to not evangelical etc. (I find most Coptic literature I read so far
>> actually thoroughly evangelical, but that is by the by.)
>> I really do not want to obtain a permission (or even ask for it) and
>> then realise it will not be distributed as this obviously would be more
>> than offensive to those who might grant a permission.
>> My real aim is to create some interest and trust and maybe get help to
>> get BD translated into Arabic.
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