Skip to main content

The Political Lives of Saints

Text only event flyer for the Political lives of saints

A discussion with Professor Angie Heo, University of Chicago, author of The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt (University of California Press 2018).

About the book

Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS’s rise in 2014, Egypt’s Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession to consider what martyrs, miracles, and mysteries have to do with the routine challenges faced by Christians and Muslims living together under the modern nation-state.


The Political Lives of Saints

Christian-Muslim Studies Network

Centre for the Study of World Christianity