Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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‘The polemicist from the West’
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Nothing is known about the author of the work that is referred to by Ḥajjī Khalīfa simply as Kitāb li-baʿḍ al-Maghāriba, ‘the book of one of the people from the West’. It is included in a list of refutations of Christianity under the heading Radd al-Naṣārā (Kashf al-ẓunūn, col. 838). The fact that it is listed among refutations by such luminaries as al-Jāḥiẓ, al-Bāqillānī, ʿAbd al-Jabbār and al-Juwaynī indicates tha…

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Thomas, David, “‘The polemicist from the West’”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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