Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yūḥannā al-Anṭākī
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Nothing is known about the author of a brief extract in ch. 18 of al-Muʾtaman ibn al-ʿAssāl’s famous theological compendium Majmūʿ uṣūl al-dīn apart from what can be gathered from the extract itself and al-Muʾtaman’s introduction to it. Al-Muʾtaman identifies the author as al-qaṣṣ anbā Yūḥannā al-Anṭākī, tilmīdh Ibn Buṭlān, that is, as a priest from Antioch and a student of the renowned East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) physi…

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

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