Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Būlus al-Būshī
(1,399 words)

Paul of Bush

Date of Birth: Approximately 1170s

Place of Birth: Perhaps Būsh, Middle Egypt

Date of Death: Approximately 1250

Place of Death: Unknown; perhaps Miṣr (Old Cairo)


We know surprisingly little about the life of one of the greatest Coptic Orthodox theologians of the 13th century, the monk, priest, and (from 1240) bishop, Būlus al-Būshī. His name indicates that he (or his family) came from the Middle Egypt…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Būlus al-Būshī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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