ʿAmr ibn Mattā
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Biography

In the bibliographical chapter of his ecclesiastical encyclopedia Miṣbāḥ al-ẓulma, the Coptic priest and theologian Shams al-Riʾāsa Abū l-Barakāt ibn Kabar (d. 1324) devotes a lengthy entry to a work entitled Kitāb al-majdal li-l-istibṣār wa-l-jadal, which he attributes to an author of the Church of the East named ʿAmr ibn Mattā al-Ṭīrhānī (that is, from the town of Ṭīrhān in Iraq). As al-Shams’ detaile…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ʿAmr ibn Mattā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25085>
First published online: 2010



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