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 (Untitled) apology for the Christian faith
(214 words)

A brief apology for Christianity

Ibn al-Qusṭāl

Date: Uncertain; possibly late 12th century

Original Language: Arabic


MS Paris Ar. 72 preserves a brief apologetic text attributed to Abū Yāsir; it occupies parts of just three folios in this unique copy. Samir’s description of the text (‘Bibliographie’, p. 229) shows a quick succession of topics: a religion is accepted by faith rather than by reason; the inadequa…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ (Untitled) apology for the Christian faith”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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