snessim@sac.edu.au

Mr Shady Nessim

Associate Lecturer in Coptic Language and Iconography

DipTheol, GDTheol, MEd, MTh.

Biography

Shady is a High School teacher in Humanities. He received a Master in Theological Studies from the University of Divinity, where his thesis focused on the Coptic Theotokia and its patristic influences. He has served as a member of the University of Divinity Academic Board, and at SAC is an accredited associate lecturer and tutor of Coptic (Bohairic) language, and theory of Coptic Art and Iconography.

His research interests include Coptic language, Coptic and Arabic literature, and the history of the Egyptian Church. Shady is currently involved in a project to digitise and catalogue manuscripts at the Monastery of St. Paul the Hermit at the Red Sea, Egypt. 

 

Education

  • DipTheol - University of Divinity
  • GDTheol - University of Divinity
  • MTh - University of Divinity
  • MEd - Victoria University

Recent Research Outputs

Peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters

(Forthcoming 2021) “In Likeness and Commemoration: Pseudo-Sāwīres Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ on Sacred Images.” Phronema 36.2 (Sydney: St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College).

(2021) Agaiby, Lisa and Shady Nessim. “The Cenotaph in the Cave Church of St. Paul the Hermit.” In: Copts in Modernity. Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity (22), eds. Lisa Agaiby, Mark N. Swanson, Nelly van Doorn Harder (Leiden & Boston: Brill), pp. 321-356.

(2018) “‘If someone contemplates you, O holy Virgin and Mother of God.’ A Patristic Evaluation of the Coptic Theotokia: Monday and Tuesday Theotokia.” Bulletin de la Société d’Archéologie Copte, 57 (Cairo: Société d’Archéologie Copte), pp. 35-53.