Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb burhān dīn al-naṣrāniyya
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Al-Burhān,Kitāb al-burhān

The Proof of the Christian religion, The ProofThe Book of the proof

Buṭrus al-Shammās ibn Nasṭās al-Bayt Raʾsī

Date: 9th (or, at the latest, early 10th) c.

Original Language: Arabic


The compilation known as al-Burhān, ‘The proof’ or ‘The demonstration’, probably dates to the late 9th or early 10th century. The oldest manuscript copy of the work, MS Sinai ar. 75, fols 102v -222r, preserves a note of the year 1002 in wh…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb burhān dīn al-naṣrāniyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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