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 Maymar ʿalā sabīl maʿrifat Allāh wa-taḥqīq al-Ibn al-azalī
(345 words)

Treatise on the way of knowing God and the confirmation of the eternal Son

Theodore Abū Qurra

Date: Late 8th or early 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic


This treatise begins with a discussion of the various methods whereby God can be known by the human mind, with special attention being given to the knowledge of God through his effects and through what resembles or does not resemble him. Theodore then seeks to show that hu…

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Lamoreaux, John C., “ Maymar ʿalā sabīl maʿrifat Allāh wa-taḥqīq al-Ibn al-azalī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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