Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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David of Damascus
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Biography

David was a 9th-century Melkite metropolitan of Damascus. In the year 884, a controversy between him and his patriarch occasioned an exchange of letters, some written by him, others written in his defense. Taken as a whole, these letters show David to have been a figure of some standing in the church, able not only to resist the will of his patriarch, but also to summon th…

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Lamoreaux, John C., “David of Damascus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25024>
First published online: 2010



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