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Theodore Abū Qurra
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(died c. 830), from Edessa [2]. T. lived as a monk in the monastery of Mār Sābā at Jerusalem, and after 780 and after 799 became the Melchite (Melchites) bishop of Ḥarrān (the reasons for his temporarily removal from office are unclear). His Syriac writings [1.212] do not survive. He is the first clearly apprehensible Christian theologian to also write in Arabic: in more than 20 (some still unpublished) treatises (for the editions see [5.238f.]; Germ. transl. [1; 2]) he deals, in debate with Muslims (Islam), Monophysites (Monophysitism), Nestorians (Nestorius) and Man…

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Heimgartner, Martin (Halle), “Theodore Abū Qurra”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1207860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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