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 Kitāb al-ʿilm wa-l-ʿamal, Tartīb al-ʿilm wa-l-ʿamal
(628 words)

'Knowledge and works'; 'Relationship of knowledge and works’

Yūḥannā ibn Sawīrus

Date: Unknown; probably after 1189

Original Language: Arabic


This work was written after the death of the Patriarch Mark III in 1189. In the introduction, Yūḥannā explains his method and identifies the otherwise unknown Bū ʿAlī Abū l-Ḥasan ibn Mawhūb. The latter has been thought to be a Muslim, and it has been claimed that Yūḥannā wr…

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Awad, Wadi, “ Kitāb al-ʿilm wa-l-ʿamal, Tartīb al-ʿilm wa-l-ʿamal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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