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What Did Jesus Really Teach In Africa? Coptic Christianity

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Coptic Christians have a doctrine of belief that many say is closer to the authentic teachings of Jesus than that which was defined by the Greeks and adopted by the Romans as the State religion.  In the absence of racial overtones that highlight racial superiority of whites over blacks, and sexist overtones that proclaim women as subservient and subordinate to men, the essence of Coptic Christian teachings focused on the equality of humankind and the direct access to the Creator of every living soul. So how did the belief evolve into the idea of God as a Trinity and the crucifixion as a human sacrifice for mankind's sins? How does this doctrine affect human relations today? Fareeda Watson, a member of the Coptic faith traces the history of the changes in the teachings of Jesus and how the politics of ancient Rome and Greece continue to influence modern theology today.

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