Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Robert Barclay
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Robert Barclay was a key figure in the early Quaker movement, second in lasting influence only to its founder, George Fox. He is particularly notable in the history of Christian-Muslim relations because his systematic exposition of the Quaker faith, the Apology for true Christian divinity (Latin 1676, English 1678) made a number of claims about Muslims that were unprecedented in Christian theological writing; per…

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Meggitt, Justin, “Robert Barclay”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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