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Subject:  On differences between Christians Date:  4/4/2005  9:32 AM
Author:  GunnarSK Number:  1073 of 1113

At a time when the great schism between Orthodox and Roman (Catholic) Christianity was of rather new date, the famous Syrian orthodox scholar and cleric Bar Hebraeus (Gregory Bar Hebraeus, Abu al-Faraj, Yohannan [John] Ibn al-'Ibri, Bar 'Ebhraya, 1226-1286) wrote:

I became convinced, that these quarrels of Christians among themselves are not a matter of facts but of words and denominations. ... And I wholly eradicated the root of hatred from the depth of my heart and I absolutely forsook disputation with anyone concerning confession.

(Bar Hebraeus' Book of the Dove, tr. A. J. Wensinck, E. J. Brill, Leyden, 1919, p. 60)

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An Account of Gregory Bar Hebraeus Abu al-Faraj and His Relations with the Mongols of Persia

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