Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā
(710 words)

The Refutation of the Christians

Unknown author

Date: Unknown, perhaps 8th or 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


This anonymous Refutation of the Christians is only known indirectly through the Melkite apology for Christianity entitled Masāʾil wa-ajwiba ʿaqliyya wa-ilāhiyya or ‘Questions and answers, rational and divine’ (q.v.), which is to be found in MS Sinai – Ar. 434, fols 171r-181v. At the opening of this treatise, the author s…

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Roggema, Barbara, “ Kitāb al-radd ʿalā l-Naṣārā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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