Treatise on the bliss of the afterlife
Elias of Nisibis Date: Before 1046 Original Language: Arabic
Description This work, which comprises an introduction, three answers to two objections, and a conclusion, emphasizes that, according to Christian teachings, there are no physical or sensual pleasures in the afterlife.
Significance Elias’ arguments show how Christians felt compelled to respond to Muslim views about the nature of existence in the afterlife, and also how they looked down on these views.
Manuscripts MS Cairo, Coptic Patriarchate – Theology 83 (Simaika 370, Gr…