Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Kitāb uṣūl al-dīn
(674 words)

'The fundamentals of religion'

ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This treatise is still unedited. Composed at the request of ‘some illustrious faithful’ and partly written in Arabic rhymed prose, it is meant as a brief presentation of Christian beliefs. It was certainly, at least in part, also addressed to a Muslim readership. Its technical, liturgical and theological vocabulary …

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Kitāb uṣūl al-dīn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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