Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Unknown author
(110 words)

A Christian Arabic Disputation (PSR 438)

Date of Birth: Unknown, perhaps 8th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, 8th/9th c.

Place of Death: Unknown


We know nothing about the author of an Arabic Christian apologetic text fragmentarily preserved on papyrus, other than the little that can be deduced from the text. Similarities in the text to Melkite apologies such as Fī tathlīth Allāh al-wāḥid (q.v.) lead one to think of a…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Unknown author”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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