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By Michæl Philip Penn

The first Christians to fulfill Muslims weren't Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople yet fairly Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. residing lower than Muslim rule from the 7th century to the current, Syriac Christians wrote the 1st and so much wide bills of Islam, describing a classy set of spiritual and cultural exchanges no longer reducible to the completely antagonistic.

via its severe introductions and new translations of this important ancient fabric, When Christians First Met Muslims permits students, scholars, and most of the people to discover the earliest interactions among what ultimately grew to become the world’s biggest religions, laying off new gentle on Islamic background and Christian-Muslim relations.

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