Roma, Pontificio Istituto Orientale, foto del convegno GRAC tenutosi nell'anno 2009


 Teodoro Abū Qurrah, La difesa delle icone. Trattato sulla venerazione delle immagini, introduzione, traduzione, note ed indici a cura di Paola Pizzo (1995), 192p. (esaurito) isbn 9788816403840

During the

iconoclastic period, an Arab bishop defended the cult  of the holy icons in the face of opposition from Christian iconoclasts, Jews, and Muslims. Theodore’s courageous apology drew upon the sacred texts, patristic writings, and the tradition of the Church to refute the imperial policy of iconoclasm then dominant in Constantinople. Theodore also directly engages the text  of the Koran itself and the sayings attributed to Mohamed, extending his argument to include a refutation of Islamic opposition to the holy images.