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 Kitāb al-burhān ʿalā siyāqat al-tadbīr al-ilāhī
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Kitāb al-burhān

The Proof concerning the course of the divine economy, The Proof

ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī

Date: After 838

Original Language: Arabic


The Kitāb al-burhān, whose title is lacking in the MS but is reported by Abū l-Barakāt ibn Kabar (d. 1324), is an apology for the Christian faith in 12 sections. They cover the full range of issues that Christians needed to defend in the face of Muslim polemic: (1) proofs for the …

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Beaumont, Mark, “ Kitāb al-burhān ʿalā siyāqat al-tadbīr al-ilāhī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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