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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“‘The polemicist from the West’”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24668>