Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya
(1,348 words)

The Christological treatise

Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya

Date: 10th c.; perhaps 973-75

Original Language: Arabic


We do not have a single well-defined text called Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya; rather, we have what is described as a faṣl (section or chapter) of the work in Paris Ar. 131, and a parallel text, though lengthier and not identical, preserved in the Maronite compilation called Kitāb al-hudā (on this work, see the entry on Kitāb al-kamāl). Study of these texts is at …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Al-maqāla l-Masīḥiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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