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Syriac Writers on Muslims and the Religious Challenge of Islam


Sydney H. Griffith provides a basic overview of Syriac authors that addressed the issue of Islam in their writings. Griffith discusses the major themes and common content of this literature and focuses on the dialogue genre.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-562-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Moran Etho
Publication Date: Aug 21,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 56
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-562-7
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Syriac speaking Christians were among the first groups of people to encounter Islam in its nascent form and experience the expansion of the Arab Empire in the seventh century. As such, they had a unique perspective into the development of Islam and its relationship with Christianity. In the present work, Sydney H. Griffith provides a basic overview of Syriac authors that addressed the issue of Islam in their writings. Griffith pays particular attention to the genre of “dialogue” literature that featured a debate between a Christian and a Muslim. Griffith also discusses the major themes that recur in this literature.

Syriac speaking Christians were among the first groups of people to encounter Islam in its nascent form and experience the expansion of the Arab Empire in the seventh century. As such, they had a unique perspective into the development of Islam and its relationship with Christianity. In the present work, Sydney H. Griffith provides a basic overview of Syriac authors that addressed the issue of Islam in their writings. Griffith pays particular attention to the genre of “dialogue” literature that featured a debate between a Christian and a Muslim. Griffith also discusses the major themes that recur in this literature.

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Sidney Griffith

  • Syriac Writers on Muslims and the Religious Challenge of Islam (page 5)
  • Chapter 1 (page 8)
  • Chapter 2 (page 30)
  • The Text (page 43)
  • Chapter 3 (page 54)
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