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 Īḍāḥ al-ittiḥād
(236 words)

The elucidation of the Union [of humanity and divinity in Christ]

Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ

Date: Unknown, but before Sāwīrus wrote Kitāb miṣbāḥ al-ʿaql or the letter to Abū l-Yumn Quzmān ibn Mīnā

Original Language: Arabic


MZ no. 20, HP no. 20.

The work is lost, although Sāwīrus cites it in other of his writings. For example, in Kitāb miṣbāḥ al-ʿaql, ch. 5, Sāwīrus recommends Īḍāḥ al-ittiḥād to the reader who asks questions such as ‘Why did [God the Word] beco…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Īḍāḥ al-ittiḥād”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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