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 Risāla fī ḥudūth al-ʿālam wa-waḥdāniyyat al-Khāliq wa-tathlīth al-aqānīm
(385 words)

Epistle on the temporality of the world, and the oneness of the Creator and threeness of the hypostases

Elias of Nisibis

Date: Before 1046

Original Language: Arabic


The epistle is divided into three parts: on the existence of God (this is the longest), God’s oneness, and God’s Trinitarian nature.

God’s existence is explained on the basis of indications of his activities in the natural order, and signs of his wisdom evident in various human circumstances.

God’s oneness…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Risāla fī ḥudūth al-ʿālam wa-waḥdāniyyat al-Khāliq wa-tathlīth al-aqānīm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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