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Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī
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Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī ibn Ḥamīd ibn Zakariyyā al-Takrītī al-Manṭiqī

Date of Birth: 893 or 894

Place of Birth: Takrīt

Date of Death: 13 August 974

Place of Death: Baghdad


Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī is one of the most outstanding Christian Arab thinkers of the 10th century. He was a Jacobite theologian and a philosopher, born in the then Christian town of Takrīt in 893 or 894. He spent his active life in Baghdad, where h…

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Platti, Emilio, “Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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