Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Ḥakīm (Ḥalīm) Yūsuf al-Buḥayrī
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Abū Ḥakīm belonged to the East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) community. In 996-97, he entertained a lively correspondence with the West Syrian (‘Jacobite’) translator, philosopher and theologian Abū ʿAlī ʿĪsā ibn Isḥāq ibn Zurʿa (q.v.) on various biblical and internal Christian theological issues.

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The text of Ibn Zurʿa’s answer (with the name of the addressee and the dates of the corresponden…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Abū Ḥakīm (Ḥalīm) Yūsuf al-Buḥayrī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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