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This chapter provides a concluding view of this book, which aims to assess the role and place of Christian authors: Abū Qurra, Abū Rāʾiṭa al-Takrītī and ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī, by examining their writings on the Trinity: analysing, in detail, the contents and style of individual works, and answering questions about rationale, purpose, audience and engagement with Islamic thinking. The book explores questions concerning Christian presentations and arguments used to explain the doctrine of the Trinity, how they employed Muslim language and expressions, and what their works represent within the context of Islamic rule and their own Christian tradition. It focuses on individual authors, highlighting the subtle differences in their presentations of the doctrine of the Trinity. Abū Qurra's writings on the Trinity, to a greater extent than his contemporaries, are linked to his project of discerning the 'true religion'.

Keywords: ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī; Abū Qurra; Abū Rāʾiṭa al-Takrītī; Islamic rule; Trinity



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