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 Kitāb ʿalā Abī Qurra l-Naṣrānī
(155 words)

Against (Theodore) Abū Qurra the Christian

Abū Mūsā ʿĪsā ibn Ṣubayḥ al-Murdār

Date: Early 9th century

Original Language: Arabic


The work is mentioned by Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 207. It was a refutation of one or more works of Theodore Abū Qurra (q.v.), the leading early 9th c. Melkite theologian and bishop of Ḥarrān. If it was written after Abū Qurra's death, it would have appeared in the decade leading up to 841.


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Thomas, David, “ Kitāb ʿalā Abī Qurra l-Naṣrānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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