"Preface by Ghais Abdel Malek Bishop Elect in Egypt and a final chapter by Dr. Kenneth Cragg".
"The author who spent a number of years in Egypt, latterly as Provost to the Cathedral, has set his narrative firmly within the framework of Egyptian History and above all in its fluctuating relations with the U.K. He has traced the Cathedral from its origins providing services for a small number of resident expatriates and visiting notabilities, to its present position as a centre and focus for the Anglican presence in the area and also as an ecumenical centre where Christians of all denominations and churches may meet together in fellowship." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface dated Cairo 28 December 1983 / Ghais Abdel Malek -- Author's Foreword dated 5.1.84 / A.L.B. -- Origins and Foundations -- From Parish Church to Pro Cathedral -- The War Leaves Egypt : Preparations for Peace -- Changes and Chances in the Post-War World -- Cairo Revisited: the Tables Turned -- Diplomatic Rupture: Forward in Faith -- The Cathedral on the Move -- Author's Epilogue -- Perspective and Prospect by Kenneth Cragg -- Appendices 1-9.
During a five day visit to Egypt at the invitation of the Episcopal Church of Egypt and North Africa, the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was invited to give a lecture at Cairo's Al-Azhar University, possibly the oldest University in existence. "Taking as his title `The Challenges Facing Christian-Muslim Dialogue', the Archbishop explored four themes which, he hoped, had the potential to change attitudes and deepen relationships: 1. Friendship not hostility 2. Understanding not ignorance 3. Reciprocity not exclusivism [and] 4. Co-operation not confrontation".