Sawirus Ibn Al-Muqaffa‘ (Ca. 915-Ca. 1000)

SAWIRUS IBN AL-MUQAFFA‘ (ca. 915-ca. 1000) A Bishop, theologian. Despite Sawirus’ great reputation as the first major Coptic Orthodox theologian to write in Arabic, we know surprisingly few details about his life. We do not know the exact date of his birth (or even his name at birth!), but before becoming a monk—where and when …

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