Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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The Debate of Theodore Abū Qurra

Date of Birth: Unknown, early 9th c.?

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, late 9th c.?

Place of Death: Unknown


The identity of the author or redactor of a text purporting to be the account of a debate between Theodore Abū Qurra (q.v.) and Muslim scholars before the Caliph al-Maʾmūn (q.v.) is unknown. Whether such a debate ever in fact took place is a ma…

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Bertaina, David, “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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