"In this carefully researched study, Thomas W. Ricks examines oft-neglected eighth and ninth century Arabic Christian defenses of their Christological and Trinitarian beliefs against Islamic accusations of polytheism. This work is an important contribution to both the history of Christian theology and the contemporary Christian-Muslim dialogue."
—John P. Galvin
The Catholic University of America
"Thomas Ricks combines the latest scholarship with writing that is vivid and accessible to produce an essential guide to Christian-Muslim encounters."
—Joseph P. Amar
University of Notre Dame
"Thomas Ricks has written a much-needed introduction to the first Christian apologetical writings on the Trinity in Arabic. His analysis is clear and insightful. This book is a must for anyone interested in the earliest theological engagement between Muslims and Christians."
"Ricks offers a fascinating exploration of Arabaphone Christian theology in the making. These intrepid and ingenious authors appealed to the Koran itself as an apologetic resource."
—William P. Loewe
Catholic University of America