The Bible in Its Linguistic Context: Coptic

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The Bible in Its Linguistic Context: Coptic


The Bible in Its Linguistic Context: Coptic

Timeframe:
2013 – 2019

Team:

Coordinator:
Ștefan COLCERIU, PhD, Researcher, Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest

Members:
Melania BĂDIC, PhD, Researcher, Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest

Emanuel CONȚAC, PhD, Associate Professor, the Theological Pentecostal Institute of Bucharest

Alexandru MIHĂILĂ, PhD, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Bucharest

Delia MIHĂILĂ, MD, MA (Biblical Exegesis and Hermeneutics), National Research Institute for Health and Safety, Bucharest

Monica VASILEANU, PhD

Cristian VECHIU, PhD

A focus group coordinated by Ștefan Colceriu, founded in January 2013 which aims at implementing and developing the scientific study of Coptic within the Romanian academic context.

Its members are young academics from various backgrounds (theology, philology, history, philosophy) who share the same ideal of scientific excellence and methodological efficiency. The group’s activity fills an important gap in the Biblical studies from Romania by providing direct access to original Coptic sources and by bringing into focus a huge cultural tradition which had been neglected by our before . Since it benefits from a flexible and mobile structure, the group is involved in achieving several goals, like translating Coptic literature into Romanian (biblical, apocryphal, patristic), collaborating with fellow scientists and academic institutions worldwide, and, most importantly, supporting and encouraging the study of Coptic among students interested in Biblical and Religious Studies.