Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-kamāl
(634 words)

The book of perfection

Muṭrān Dāʾūd

Date: About 1059

Original Language: Arabic


In much of the manuscript tradition, Kitāb al-kamāl is transmitted together with a Maronite Nomocanon, and it was the ensemble that was published in 1935 by P. Fahed under the (misleading) title Kitāb al-hudā. However, a succession of scholars (Graf, Jubayr, Samir) have realized that Kitāb al-kamāl is an independent work that provides a summary of Christian belief and pract…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-kamāl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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