Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Christians and Christianity in ḥadīth works before 900
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The ḥadīth literature presents Christianity as a dangerous theological opponent to Islam. However, the attitude towards Christians is far more nuanced. It ranges from the outright hostility and warfare described in the apocalyptic literature to the awe and respect towards the monastic community (cf. Q…

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Cook, David, “Christians and Christianity in ḥadīth works before 900”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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