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Title: The Writings of Mārūtā of Maipherqat and the Making of Nicaea in Arabic
Author(s): STUTZ, Jonathan
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 71 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2019
The writings of Mārūtā, bishop of Maipherqat, on the council of Nicaea enjoyed great success among Eastern Christians and from them made their way to Muslim writers. Several works, such as the Chronicle of Seert, the apologetical work of 'Abd al-Ğabbār, the chronicle of Eutychius of Alexandria, and the Arab canon collections testify to the wide circulation which the canons of Mārūtā, along with the set of legends on Constantine transmitted with them, enjoyed among Eastern Christianity. A careful examination of this material allows us to discern some of the mechanisms involved in the reception and appropriation of Constantine's legacy within the 'House of Islam'.