Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De pace fidei
(787 words)

‘On the peace of faith’

Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas of Kues, Nicolaus Cusanus

Date: 1453

Original Language: Latin


Nicholas wrote De pace fidei in the aftermath of the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. It takes the form of a heavenly vision in which the narrator witnesses a dialogue between 17 wise men from various religions and diverse regions of the world, who are questioned by the Supreme King (also called Verbum, the Word).

The work is very unlike earlier ficti…

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Tolan, John, “ De pace fidei”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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