Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 To Mār Naṣr, Letter 35
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To Mār Naṣr, Letter 35

Timothy (Ṭīmāteʾōs), East-Syrian patriarch

Date: Unknown, probably between 785 and 789

Original Language: Syriac


This letter is concerned with the accurate expression of two fundamental Christian doctrines. In the first part, Timothy explains that Christians believe in one God, who is eternally living and rational. While his living eternally implies He has a Spirit who proceeds from Him ete…

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Roggema, Barbara, “ To Mār Naṣr, Letter 35”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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