At the Center for Law and Religion Forum today, I interview the Hudson Institute’s Samuel Tadros about his new book, Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity . In the interview, Tadros talks about the history of the Coptic Church, its important contributions to Christian thought and life, and its conduct during the Arab Conquest and under Muslim rule. He describes how the liberalism of the twentieth century actually injured the church and why Anwar Sadat, whom the West lionized, was a problem for Egypts Christians. Moving to the present day, Tadros explains why the Arab Spring has been such a disaster for Copts, and discusses the churchs prospects in Egypt and abroad. Here’s a link .