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Justifying Christianity in the Islamic middle ages: the apologetic theology of ʿAbdīshōʿ bar Brīkhā (d. 1318)

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The subject of this thesis is the theology of the late 13th- early 14th century churchman 'Abdīshō' bar Brīkhā. Better known by modern scholars for his poetry and canon law, he is far less recognised as a religious controversialist who composed works in Arabic as well as Syriac to answer Muslim criticisms. My overall argument contends that 'Abdīshō''s hitherto neglected theological works are critical to our understanding of how anti-Muslim apologetics had by his time become central to his ...

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Oriental Studies Faculty
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Oxford
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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