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Author Roggema, Barbara

Title The legend of Sergius Baḥīrā : eastern Christian apologetics and apocalyptic in response to Islam / by Barbara Roggema
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 579 pages) : illustrations
Series History of Christian-Muslim relations, 1570-7350 ; v. 9
History of Christian-Muslim relations ; v. 9.
Contents The legend of Sergius Bahira in the light of Christian apologetics vis-a-vis Islam -- Muslim-Christian confrontation and counterhistory -- The Islamic Bahira -- The apocalypse of Bahira -- Bahira's teachings -- Breaking crosses -- God's word and his spirit-Bahira's christology -- Protection and recognition-Bahira and Q 5:82 -- The physics of heaven -- The Qur'an against Islam -- The legend outside the legend -- Bahira the source -- Bahira the heretic -- Bahira the false witness -- Bahira the victim -- Jewish traditions about Bahira -- Bahira the forecaster -- Concluding discussion -- Texts and translations -- The recensions and the manuscript tradition -- Some characteristics of the recensions -- Textual genealogy -- Manuscripts -- Conspectus siglorum -- Methodological considerations -- The East-Syrian recension -- The West-Syrian recension -- The short Arabic recension -- The long Arabic recension
Summary Offers editions and translations of the Syriac and Christian Arabic versions of the originally ninth-century Legend of Sergius Bar, which portrays Islam's political might as predestined but finite and its scripture and religion as derivative of Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-560) and index
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Subject Baḥīrā
SUBJECT Legend of Baḥīrā.
Legend of Baḥīrā fast
Baḥīrā-Legende gnd
Subject Apologetics -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism
Christianity and other religions -- Islam -- History
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- History
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Apologetics.
Apocalyptic literature
Apologetics -- Middle Ages
Interfaith relations
Interreligiöser Dialog
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047441953
OTHER TI Legend of Baḥīrā. Polyglot