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the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

The Islamic epicenter was the pivot of the literary epicycles depicting his diverse roles, proving that Islam was no laughing matter after all, but also that the initiative for serious engagement had drained itself in a tide of fabrication of anti-Islamic polemic and mutual Christian recrimination. Monas¬ teries were attractive places where a traveller could find water, spend the night, and find spiritual inspiration from the tranquil and mod¬ est lifestyle of those renouncing the world. Dating to the late seventh century, this took the form of lit¬ erary compositions in which explanations were sought for the presence of the Islamic movement in a Christian world. His alternative vision of Islam became Sufism. The movement of a cloud that kept shadowing Muhammad regardless of the time of the day drew Bahira's attention. Now the disobedient and hypocritical ones amongst them corrupted and deceived the obedient ones, until the latter became obedient to them and rebelled with them.

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The Legend of Sergius Bahira von Barbara Roggema

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

Other Titles: Legend of Baḥīrā. Several Orientalists at the time criticized him for misread¬ ing some of the sources as well as reading them extremely selectively. The solution 90 See the detailed studies Franke, Begegnung mit Khidr ; Friedlander, Die Chadhirlegen. Similarly, the lack of reference to the light of the cross being seven times stronger than the sun in {3. See Robinson, Islamic Historiography, p. I will begin by comparing the recensions, and then compare the manuscripts within the individual recensions.

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The legend of Sergius Baḥīrā : eastern Christian apologetics and apocalyptic in response to Islam (eBook, 2009) [behemoth.church]

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When that man inquired about his confession and his religion he found out that he was from the nation that does not know God, the nation of Ishmael. Muhammad then sells his goods for a remarkably high price. Did our Prophet follow any of their teaching? Split in that fashion, Christians were granted protected status as a matter of social policy while the religion remained under legal restriction. Although this secret bond was soon discovered, the two Jews managed to insert some of their views into the Evangelic scripture of Sergius. It was the challenge of Christian apologists to explain to their own people what had happened. However, Bahlra is only one of many who had a role to play in the rise of Islam, according to this account.

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Barbara Roggema, The Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā: Eastern Christian Apologetics and Apocalyptic in Response to Islam. (History of Christian

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

By contrast, it is much easier to account for the changes that left only traces of Christianity in their wake and where the outcome is self-evident. Some apolo¬ gists, for example, still hoped to prove the truth of the faith on the basis of Old Testament testimonia. Al-Nuwayrl probably noticed the conflict with the version which he mentions as well in which it is Waraqa to whom Khadrja goes to inquire and therefore added that she went all the way to Syria to speak to Bahira. This creates an occasion for Muhammad to express his aversion to the worship of these pagan deities. First of all, we find a large number of verses that highlight the central aspects of the Christian faith. Although mentioning it, they do not go into the historical background of the connection, nor do they show in any detail what the similarities are between the Christian heresies and Islam.

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The Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā: Eastern Christian Apologetics and Apocalyptic in Response to Islam: Barbara Roggema: behemoth.church: Libros

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

He suggested that its transmitters are protected from error. At any rate, the work was in existence in the eleventh century, since al-Birum refers to it. Instead, double standards crept into the debate early on: historical truth for internal consumption was different from that which was presented to outsiders. On the contrary, these are clear signs verses in the hearts of those to whom knowledge has been given, and no one but the wrongdoers refuses our signs. The young Muhammad, then either nine or twelve years old, met Bahira in the town of in while travelling with a , accompanying his uncle. He was successful in converting him to East-Syrian Christianity and if it had not been for his untimely death his mission would have been accomplished.

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Barbara Roggema, The Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā: Eastern Christian Apologetics and Apocalyptic in Response to Islam. (History of Christian

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

In many disputations in which the defense of Christian doctrines is predominantly argumentative, this topos functions as a final proof of the fact that the Christian side has indeed won. Abu Talib returns back to Mecca with his nephew. I have already noted another instance of it above p. By doing this we can enhance our understanding of their evidentiary value for the central objectives of the Legend as well as demonstrate the preva¬ lence of its apologetic arguments. In other words, it is fitting to address the question of how the Christian Legend of Bahira relates to the various stories about the monk in Muslim tradition. As said, predictions in hadlth about the Sufyani were modeled on the campaign of Yazid against Ibn al-Zubayr, in which he is the one who sends an army to fight in Mecca. David Cook equally suggests that this Mahdi is an opponent of the Shii Mahdi but traces him back to the Sunni esteem for Mus'ab b.

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the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

He himself did not travel to the East, so one wonders who passed on this news to him about these grand monasteries. For the role of this verse, in Muslim-Christian polemic, see also: A2, p. Only just before his death he passed on the Caliphate to his brother Abu Ishaq. Red was used at times by Kharijites too, and also, of course, by the sect that was named after their color, the Muhammira. The latter serve as a stable point of reference something which I lacked when I compared the different recensions. As I have indicated above, it is not unusual to find more than one Mahdi in Muslim prophecies.

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Bahira

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

This served as ammunition against the frequent Muslim accusation that Christians are in fact polytheists because of their belief in the Trinity. The intellectual historian Amos Funkenstein, who devoted much of his career to the study of Jewish-Christian polemics, identified this 58 See for example: al-laban. For obvious reasons, none of these traditions describe Bahira as having had extensive conversations with Muhammad about reli¬ gion. See his: De Mohammedaansche Opvattingen, pp. Syria shall weep over the one who is called Amin. In polemics against Islam, this argument was easily refuted, for example by drawing attention to the many pow¬ erful pagan nations of the past whose glory had vanished or by asking why so many Caliphs get murdered if God supports their rule. In what follows, I will give an overview of the various Islamic traditions about the monk and analyze their historiographical topoi and apologetic messages.

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Barbara Roggema, The Legend of Sergius Baḥīrā: Eastern Christian Apologetics and Apocalyptic in Response to Islam. (History of Christian

the legend of sergius bahira roggema barbara

Elsewhere one can also observe that, in the minds of some Mus¬ lim historians, the monk is a predominantly symbolic figure. Turning to A2, one notes the contrast between it and Ai. When Christians adopted the Muslim stories they were confronted with a name that to them was not a name at all. The church had followed Islam in making laws for aggrandizing power and in requiring blind obedience from believers. The alleged unreasonableness of Islam was in spite of Islam's demonstrated intellectual excellence.

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