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Author ʻAwaḍ, Najīb, author

Title Orthodoxy in Arabic terms : a study of Theodore abu Qurrah's theology in its Islamic context / Najib George Awad
Published Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 466 pages)
1 online resource
Series Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Tension, Transmission, Transformation ; v. 3
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Tension, Transmission, Transformation.
Contents Introduction -- part 1. The historical and religious settings. "If indeed they were known at all": Christians' attitudes towards Islam -- Abū Qurrah and the Christian apologetics of the Melkite Church -- part 2. The dogmatic framework of Abū Qurrah's orthodoxy. From Nicene trinitarian trends to Chalcedonian christological terminology -- Theodore Abū Qurrah's trinitarian theology, or orthodoxy in dialogue with Muslim monotheism -- Theodore Abū Qurrah's christological discourse and the Muslims' Jesus -- Concluding postscript: Theodore Abū Qurrah: a Melkite orthodox mutakallim in Dār al-Islām
Summary This volume represents the first in-depth, analytical and systematic study of the core components and theological rationale of Theodore Abu Qurrah's apologetic discourses in conversation with Islam, with specific attention to his writings on the Trinity and Christology. It explores the question of whether, in conveying orthodoxy in Arabic to the Muslim reader, Abu Qurrah diverged from doctrinal Christian theology and compromised its core content
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Abū Qurrah, Thāwdhūrus, approximately 750-825.
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Relations -- Islam
Islam -- Relations -- Orthodox Eastern Church
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1614513961