Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1900-1901

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Progress of Egyptology.

with by a competent scholar, to modify considerably the current views as
to Egyptian liturgical history, based as yet, with hardly an exception, upon
the Bohairic service-books in use to-day and since the later Middle Ages.

Students in Europe will regret that Professor Labib should have found
it necessary to abandon the further publication of his useful and in some
ways valuable Dictionary, in order to devote his time to supplying the
Coptic Church with an edition of the Eatameros, which gives us no texts
beyond those already to be found in the printed New Testament and
Psalter. The general appearance of the book—to judge from the specimen-
sheet—is, at any rate, good, the type clear, and the size a large quarto.

With the renewed vigour of the Coptic Church, it is but natural that one
of the first publications contemplated should be a genuine, not Eomanized,
and cheap edition of the Euchologium; for it is not to be supposed the
recently-issued TJniate reprint (v. Eeport, 1899-00. 52) will come into use in
the national Church. This is therefore being prepared by Professor
Labib, and should by now have appeared.

In Lord Bute's collection of Epiphany services17 Dr. Budge has re-
printed the Bohairic text of Tula's Euchologium II. 249 ff., with a

4. Historical Sfc. {a) General.—The formation of the " Society for
the Furtherance of Christianity in Egypt" led, two years ago, to the visit
of the Bev. M. Eowler to that country. With the aim of giving English
readers a concise view of the past history and present state of the various
Christian bodies there, Mr. Fowler has put together what is, in many
ways, a useful book.18 It is divided into three sections : the first deals
with the ancient and mediaeval Church, and looks as if derived from
Mrs. Butcher's recent work; the second describes the ecclesiastical
constitution, liturgies, orders &c, of the national Church, and then gives
separate accounts of the different communities as they actually exist, and
of their respective missionary efforts, the Anglican work being naturally
described at greatest length, though it would appear to be as yet among
the least successful. The third part consists of forecasts as to the future,
together with the writer's views on the best methods of propagating
some more enlightened religious ideas among the Copts, and of spreading
Christianity in the Soudanese provinces. The chief value of Mr. Fowler's
book lies, no doubt, in the laboriously-obtained and often not elsewhere
available statistics as to creeds, schools &c. Two reviews of it have as
yet appeared: in the Guardian, 1901, 657, and the Athenaeum, 1901,
April 27th.

Dr. Schiwietz continues his studies of Egyptian monasticism in the
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