Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Leontius of Damascus
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A native of Damascus, Leontius became a monk at the monastery of Mār Sabas toward the end of the 8th century. His spiritual turmoil brought him to Stephen, another monk at the monastery, and through Stephen's teachings and prayers, Leontius received freedom from certain disturbing thoughts. In time, Stephen accepted Leontius as a disciple. Over the course of the next four years, Leontius …

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

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