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 [An apologetic response to questions by a Muslim shaykh]
(201 words)


Patriarch Yuʾannis XVIII

Date: Between 1769 and 1798

Original Language: Arabic


This work is only preserved in a single manuscript (MS Cairo, Coptic Museum – 396), which is not currently available for inspection. According to Georg Graf, it consists of a dozen folios containing an apologetic answer to the questions of an unnamed Muslim shaykh, in which Yuʾannis defends Christianity against accusations from Islam, including by using the Qur’an. 


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Walbiner, Carsten, “ [An apologetic response to questions by a Muslim shaykh]”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>

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