Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī imkān al-taʾannus wa-iḥālat imtināʿihi
(390 words)

Treatise on the possibility of the Incarnation and the absurdity of holding it impossible

Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This short treatise is fully extant only in the manuscripts containing 33 treatises. It has three parts. In the first, Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī argues that it is not impossible that humanity and divinity could unite, as the two are not in opposition or incompatible with each other in…

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Platti, Emilio, “ Maqāla fī imkān al-taʾannus wa-iḥālat imtināʿihi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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