Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Theodore Abū Qurra
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Beyond the few items listed below, little is known about the events of Theodore Abū Qurra’s life. He seems to have been a native of Edessa, and was born toward the middle of the 8th century. A Melkite, he was one of the earliest Christians known to have written in Arabic. While it has been suggested that as a young man he was a monk at the Palestinian monastery of Mār Saba, the evidence for this is both…

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

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