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Title: New Works by Theodore Abū Qurra Preserved under the Name of Thaddeus of Edessa
Author(s): TREIGER, Alexander
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 68 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2016
The present article considers two unpublished Christian Arabic works attributed to Thaddeus of Edessa: Book of Master and Disciple and Questions of Priest Mūsā. It argues that 'Thaddeus of Edessa' is none other than the famous ninth-century Arab Christian theologian Theodore Abū Qurra ('Thaddeus' being a misreading of 'Theodore') and that these two works are to be attributed to Theodore Abū Qurra. The article also points to a number of other hitherto unstudied texts possibly by Theodore Abū Qurra. Finally, it offers fresh arguments for the dating of two important Melkite works: the Apology for the Christian Faith (On the Triune Nature of God) and the Compilation of the Aspects of the Faith (Summa theologiae arabica).