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 Erōtēsis Arabōn pros Christianon
(403 words)

A question of the Arabs to a Christian (opusculum 8)

Theodore Abū Qurra

Date: Late 8th or early 9th c.

Original Language: Greek


In this short dialogue, Abū Qurra endeavors to explain how Christ and the Holy Spirit can be God without there being more than one God. In arguing that there is a distinction between hypostases and nature, he draws an analogy with the Qurʾān, which exists in multiple copies without there being more than one Qurʾān.


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Lamoreaux, John C., “ Erōtēsis Arabōn pros Christianon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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