By Sara Leila Husseini
Early Christian-Muslim Debate at the harmony of God examines the writings of 3 of the earliest recognized Christian theologians to write down entire theological works in Arabic. Theodore Abū Qurra, Abū Rā’iṭa and ‘Ammār al-Baṣrī supply invaluable perception into early Christian-Muslim debate almost immediately after the increase of the Islamic empire.
Through shut exam in their writings at the doctrine of the Trinity, Sara Husseini demonstrates the creativity of those theologians, who utilize language, type and argumentation attribute of Islamic theological concept (kalām), in an effort to support articulate their normal non secular truths. Husseini deals shut research of the authors separately and relatively, exploring their engagement with Islamic theology and their function during this interesting period.
Sara Leila Husseini, Ph.D. (2011), collage of Birmingham, united kingdom, is presently a Communications consultant in Palestine. She has formerly labored on interfaith initiatives in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
Students of Christian-Muslim family; all drawn to questions surrounding the character and cohesion of God; people with an curiosity within the heart East and/or Islamic theological inspiration (kalām).
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36 Syriac remained the liturgical language of both churches, although missionary efforts, particularly on the part of the Church of the East, led to Christian populations with a varied range of vernaculars becoming a part of these communities. H. Griffith, ‘From Aramaic to Arabic: The languages of the monasteries of Palestine in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 51 (1997), 1–31, p. 13. ” I. , 1989, p. 197. Griffith and others have identified the major vernacular of this region, spoken alongside or instead of Greek, as Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA).
Although an artificial separation has to be made for the purposes of this study. 24 chapter 1 Bishop of Mabbug (c. 440–523), represents the Syriac Christian tradition and John of Damascus (c. 675–c. 523) Philoxenus of Mabbug was born to Persian parents around the middle of the fifth century and educated in Edessa (modern day Urfa in Turkey), before being consecrated in 485. 52 At some point, Philoxenus became a staunch monophysite. 54 Among his extant works we find a 51 52 53 54 Terminologically and conceptually speaking, there seems to be little difference between the two Syriac speaking churches (Jacobite and Nestorian) as regards Trinitarian terms.
Watt, The formative period of Islamic thought, Oxford, 1998; Gutas, Greek thought, Arabic culture; and for the theological context: A. Nader, Le système philosophique des Muʿtazila: Premiers penseurs de l’Islam, Beirut, 1956, pp. 106–113. For more see: N. A. D. A. Nawas, ‘A reexamination of three current explanations for al-Maʾmūn’s introduction of the miḥna’, International journal of Middle East studies 26 (1994), 615–629. 32 chapter 1 theological and political dominance, which had implications for the nature of Christian-Muslim debate during this period.