Abū Sahl Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir ibn Bishr al-Hilālī
Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir Date of Birth: c. 750 Place of Birth: Kūfa or Baghdad Date of Death: 825 Place of Death: Baghdad
Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir was the founder of the Baghdad school of the Muʿtazila, and the main author of its distinctive doctrines. Unusually for his day, he wrote a number of theological works in verse.
His place of birth is uncertain, though in his youth he studied in Basra under pupils of Wāṣil ibn ʿAtāʾ. Whe…
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“Abū Sahl Bishr ibn al-Muʿtamir ibn Bishr al-Hilālī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23630>