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 Kitāb Usṭāth (al-rāhib)
(548 words)

Kitāb al-bayān

The Book of Eustathius (the monk), The Exposition

The monk Eustathius

Date: Possibly 9th (and not later than 10th) c.

Original Language: Arabic


The Book of Eustathius claims to be the author's response 'to the one who wrote him asserting the correctness of the doctrine of the muwaḥḥidūn and their religions, such as the Jews and their like, and finding fault with the Christians and their religion' (Swanson, 'Eustathius', p. 129)…

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Salah and Mark Swanson, Eid, “ Kitāb Usṭāth (al-rāhib)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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