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Reflections On Identity. The Suryoye Of The Twelfth And Thirteenth Centuries: Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, And Barhebraeus

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The focus of this study is on the growing importance of Arabic, the concern for the preservation of Syriac, considered as an important identity marker, the influence of Muslim cultural patterns and the West Syrian attitude to Islam as a religious system. Finally, this study discusses the emergence or rejection of ideas which tend to consider the Christologies of the East Syrians and Chalcedonians acceptable. The objective of the present paper is to discuss some elements in the writings of the authors Bar Salibi, Bar Shakko, and Barhebraeus which can help our reflection on the process of identity formation in the complicated period of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, sometimes characterized as a Syriac Renaissance. The main aim of this work is to expose the inconsistencies of Muslim theology and to give the members of his community the tools to formulate answers to questions or objections formulated by Muslims.

Keywords: Bar Salibi; Bar Shakko; Barhebraeus; Islam; Muslim theology; Syriac; Thirteenth century; Twelfth century



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