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Ḥanūn ibn Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt
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Ḥanūn ibn Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt was an East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) Christian who composed Thalāth rasāʾil (‘Three treatises’), a work of spiritual theology consisting of Arabic reformulations of material from the Syriac writings of the late 7th-century ascetical master of the Church of the East, Mār Isaac of Nineveh (d. c. 700). In his introduction to the first treatise (Sbath, Traités religieux, pp. 10-12), Ḥanūn shares something o…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Ḥanūn ibn Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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