Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Unknown author
(135 words)

Fī tathlīth Allāh al-wāḥid

Date of Birth: 8th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 8th/9th c.

Place of Death: Unknown, possibly one of the monasteries of Palestine or Sinai


The unnamed 8th-century Melkite author is known to us only through his Arabic apology for the Christian faith, preserved in a single manuscript. The depth of biblical and theological knowledge displayed in this apology suggests…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Unknown author”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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