Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Risālat al-Masīḥiyya
(264 words)

Letter on Christianity


Date: Before 1057

Original Language: Arabic


The only reference to the existence of this work is given by Abel, ‘La “Réfutation d’un Agarène” de Barthélémy d’Édesse’, who mentions its title, and says that al-Maʿarrī dedicated it to the Būyid vizier Abū l-Qāsim al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī l-Maghribī (d. 1027), with whom Elias of Nisibis (d. 1049) held a series of seven discussions. Abel does not cite a source.

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Thomas, David, “ Risālat al-Masīḥiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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