Liturgical texts have complex histories that usually preclude speaking of a particular ‘author’. We know little about the genesis of the Coptic-Arabic ritual for the return of penitent apostates that is known as ‘The rite of the jar’, apart from the fact of its existence in a manuscript dating from 1374. The text can well be explained against the background of rapid conversion to Islam in 14th-century Mamluk Egypt, but it may have com…
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N. Swanson, Mark,
“The rite of the jar”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25757>