'Treatise on belief'
Buṭrus al-Sadamantī Date: 12 May 1260 Original Language: Arabic
Description This treatise, which is like a short catechism, is dedicated to Buṭrus’s friend Anbā Yūsāb, Bishop of Akhmīm. In MS Cairo, Franciscan Centre 741, it is divided into 49 chapters. These cover the being of God, the Trinity, creation and human sin, the Incarnation and crucifixion of Christ, death, resurrection and the end of the world, and Christ’s second coming.
Significance While the treatise follows the structure of the creed, a number of the topics it presents are those th…