Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies

General Editor: David Thomas, Alex Mallett
Associate Editors: Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Johannes Pahlitzsch, Barbara Roggema, Mark Swanson, Herman Teule and John Tolan
 
Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

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 Egartā d-Mār(y) Yoḥannan patṛ iyarkā metṭụ l mamllā d-mallel ʿam amirā da-Mhaggrāyē,

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Author(s): Roggema, Barbara
TheLetter of Patriarch John about his disputation with an emir of the Mhaggrāyē Unknown author Date: Unknown, between c. 640 and 874 Original Language: Syriac Description This letter purports to be a report in the form of a letter of a disputation between a Syrian Orthodox patriarch named John (Yoḥannan) and an anonymous emir (army commander/governor). The emir interrogates the patriarch on topics such as the integrity of the Bible, the divinity of Christ and the Christian sources of law. The answers given by the patriarch bear strong resemblance to themes and arguments fo…