Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī l-tawḥīd wa-l-tathlīth
(214 words)

Treatise on the Unity and Trinity (of God)

ʿAbdīshūʿ ibn Bahrīz = Ḥabīb ibn Bahrīz

Date: Unknown, early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


We know nothing about the work other than what the title tells us. It is probably a work of apologetic, justifying Christian worship of a triune God and attempting to demonstrate that this is not tantamount to tritheism. It may have drawn on earlier apologies circulating within the…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Maqāla fī l-tawḥīd wa-l-tathlīth”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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