Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yūsāb of Fuwwa
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Yūsāb was a monk in the Monastery of St John the Short in Wādī l-Naṭrūn in the 13th century. He bore the surname al-Muḥabrak, ‘the deformed’. As a monk he was known as al-faqīh Yūsuf, Joseph the scholar or expert. Sometime between 1237 and 1239, he was consecrated bishop of Fuwwa in Lower Egypt by Patriarch Cyril III ibn Laqlaq (r. 1235-43). Later, he was involved in conflict with Cyril because of the …

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Moawad, Samuel, “Yūsāb of Fuwwa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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