Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Peri tēs monēs hodou pros tēn sōtērian tōn anthrōpōn
(673 words)

ʻOn the only way to salvation for humankind'

Gennadius II Scholarius

Date: 1455/56

Original Language: Greek


Gennadius wrote this treatise at the request of Sultan Mehmed II. The sultan visited him at his new patriarchal residence in the Pammakaristos monastery in 1455, and asked detailed questions about the Christian faith. At the end of the conversation, Mehmed charged him to write down what he had said and to send it to him.

Gennadius begins diplomatically by com…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “ Peri tēs monēs hodou pros tēn sōtērian tōn anthrōpōn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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