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The legend of Sergius Baḥīrā : eastern Christian apologetics and apocalyptic in response to Islam

Author: Barbara Roggema
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: History of Christian-Muslim relations, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers editions and translations of the Syriac and Christian Arabic versions of the originally ninth-century Legend of Sergius Bahira, which portrays Islam's political might as predestined  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Quelle
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roggema, Barbara.
Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(OCoLC)608437134
Named Person: Baḥīrā; Baḥīrā.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Roggema
ISBN: 9789004167308 9004167307
OCLC Number: 228369894
Description: xii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: History of Christian-Muslim relations, v. 9.
Other Titles: Legend of Baḥīrā.
Responsibility: by Barbara Roggema.

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"[...] the value of the publication lies in the thoroughness of Roggema's edition of the Legend of Bahira, which is the outcome of an outstanding scholarly effort."Alexandros Tsakos in JOAS 20 Read more...

 
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