The Theology and Times of William of Tripoli OP: A Different View of Islam

Thomas F. O’Meara OP

In William’s unusual employment of Islamic sources and in its sympathy with the peoples of Islam, comparison becomes theology… The friar was part of a creative and optimistic time of exchange between religions that faded away for centuries after the fall of Acre in 1291.

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Originally published in Theological Studies 69 (2008).