Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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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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 Two mēmrē

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Author(s): G.B. Teule, Herman
Two metrical poems Dionysius bar Ṣalibi Date: Between 1159 (when the event described in both mēmrē took place) and 1171 Original Language: Syriac Description Gregory Barhebraeus ( Chronicon ecclesiasticum, ed. Abbeloos and Lamy, iii, pp. 347-52) mentions Dionysius as the author of two metrical compositions on the steadfastness of a Syrian Orthodox girl who resisted pressure by Muslim doctors from Mosul to convert to Islam, as well as on the attitude of a Maphrian (representative of the patriarch for the eastern territories…

 Two Syriac fragments

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Author(s): G.B. Teule, Herman
Titles unknown Two Syriac fragments Date: Unknown Original Language: Syriac Description In two manuscript miscellanies in the Mingana Collection at the University of Birmingham are to be found two brief fragments written in different hands and of different origin. Both are in Karshūnī and partly illegible. In the first, which is ‘against those who deny the cross’ ( miltā lūqbal ailayn d-gādpīn ʿal slībā), the Christian interlocutor remarks that Muslims believe the Word of God is created and a servant (cf. Q 4:171-72). The second fragment is a discussion bet…

Two Syriac fragments

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Author(s): G.B. Teule, Herman
Biography Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Two Syriac fragments Herman G.B. Teule

Two texts from Sbath 1002

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Author(s): G.B. Teule, Herman
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; between 10th and 12th century Place of Birth: Unknown Date of Death: Unknown Place of Death: Unknown Biography It is impossible to establish with certainty the confessional affiliation of the anonymous Christian author of the two treatises discussed below. Graf and Landron consider him a member of the East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) Church. Graf’s assumption is possibly based on the similarities of these treatises with some writings of Elias of Nisibis (q.v.) and Ibn al-Ṭayyib (q.v.), but no definitive proof can be given. The manuscript containing b…