It’s almost certain that historic Christian devotion to the Virgin Mary began in Egypt. The nation’s Muslims often plead for her help, too.
As Lawrence Wright nicely chronicles, Jimmy Carter faced a daunting task at Camp David in 1978. Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar el-Sadat each had much at stake.
Juan Cole tells the backstory of the revolutions in North Africa, exploring events in the context of their cultural setting. His conclusions are optimistic yet grounded in realism.
The prospects for genuine democracy in Egypt are more remote than ever. But there are other models of Islamic politics in the region.
James Cowan's book follows the Holy Family's path through Egypt. It is anchored in numerous conversations with monks, nuns, guides and fellow pilgrims.
Many Egyptian Christians see the military's intervention as salvation. Is this wise? Do they have a choice?
Some insist that the Christian-Muslim alliance evident during the overthrow of Mubarak remains strong. Yet Egypt is divided in many ways.
Is Egypt's president fighting for democracy against a military regime? Or is he trying to institute an Islamist takeover?
In a runoff election for president, Christians are stuck between the rock of Mubarak's prime minister and the hard place of the Muslim Brotherhood.
An irony of Christian life amid the Arab Spring is that Christians have frequently been protected by the authoritarian regimes that are under attack.