This letter, which is one of Timothy’s earliest, reports a debate on religion at the court of the caliph between Timothy and an unnamed notable well-versed in the philosophy of Aristotle. The latter is called mlilā, which is the Syriac rendering of mutakallim, and, although it is not stated explicitly that he is a Muslim, it is clear that …
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“ To Sergius, Letter 40”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23625>