Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī l-tathlīth
(136 words)

Treatise on the Trinity

Abū Nūḥ ʿAbd al-Masīḥ ibn al-Ṣalt al-Anbārī

Date: Unknown, late 8th or early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


We know nothing about the contents of the work apart from what we might expect from its title: an apology for the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, and a defense against accusations of tritheism or shirk.


This is a very early Arabic Christian apology for the doctrine of the Trinity, and we must hope that a …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Maqāla fī l-tathlīth”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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