Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Maqāla fī wujūb al-taʾannus al-ilāhī al-mukarram
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Maqāla fī wujūb al-taʾannus

Treatise on the necessity of the divine and revered Incarnation, Treatise on the necessity of the Incarnation

Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic


This treatise is structured in the form of a dialogue, with Yaḥyā’s demonstration, anonymous objections, and Yaḥyā’s replies. One of the first conclusions put forward is that the Creator must necessarily be good by His essence (wujūb jūd al-Bāriʾ bi-dhātihi), and also tha…

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Platti, Emilio, “ Maqāla fī wujūb al-taʾannus al-ilāhī al-mukarram”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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