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Apology of al-Kindy


Apology of al-Kindi (also spelled al-Kindy) is a medieval theological polemic. The word "apology" is a translation of the Arabic word ‏رسالة‎, and it is used in the sense of apologetics. The work makes a case for Christianity and draws attention to perceived flaws in Islam. It is attributed to an Arab Christian referred to as Abd al-Masih ibn Ishaq al-Kindi. This Al-Kindi is otherwise unknown, and is clearly different from the Muslim philosopher Abu Yûsuf ibn Ishâq al-Kindī.The significance of the work lies in its availability to Europe's educated elite from as early as the twelfth century as a source of information about Islam.
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language: Arabic
date of publication: 899
genre: apologetics


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