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Defending the "People of Truth" in the Early Islamic Period: The Christian Apologies of Abu Ra'i'ah (Sandra Toenies Keating) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004148017
Defending the "People of Truth" in the Early Islamic Period: The Christian Apologies of Abu Ra'i'ah (Sandra Toenies Keating) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004148017
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Title: Defending the "People of Truth" in the Early Islamic Period: The Christian Apologies of Abu Ra'i'ah

Author: Keating, Sandra Toenies

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004148017

Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 380

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The apologetical writings of the Jacobite Christian, Abu Ra'itah al-Takriti have remained relatively unknown in Western scholarship. Yet his engagement with Muslim questions about Christianity provides a significant insight into the theological debate between the two communities in the early 'Abbasid period.Abu Ra'itah's treatises take up many of the topics that become standard for Christian-Muslim apologetics: proofs of the true religion, the Trinity, the Incarnation, and Christian practices. In each case, he provides his reader with complex arguments in defense of Christian doctrines that can be used to convince both Muslims and wavering Christians of the truth of Christianity.This new Arabic edition and English translation seeks to contextualize Abu Ra'itah's important writings and to make the original texts available to modern scholars interested in all aspects of the early development of Muslim-Christian relations.CONTENTSIntroduction: a ninth-century defense of Christian doctrine: Abu Raitah al-Takriti's response to his Muslim critics I A Risalah of Abu Raitah al-Takriti on the proof of the Christian religion and the proof of the Holy Trinity II The first Risalah on the Holy Trinity III The second Risalah of Abu Raitah al-Takriti on the incarnation IV Witnesses from the words of the Torah, the prophets and the saints V From the teaching of Abu Raitah al-Takriti, the Syrian, Bishop of Nisibis: 'On the demonstration of the credibility of Christianity which was received from the preaching of the evangelists in the Holy Scriptures' V Christological discussion
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