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Founded by Mani (c. AD 216-276), a Syrian visionary of Judaeo-Christian ancestry from Persian Mesopotamia, Manichaeism spread rapidly into the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries AD and became one of the most persecuted heresies under Christian Roman emperors. This collection of sources draws from material mostly unknown to English-speaking scholars and students. The religion established missionary cells in Syria, Egypt, North Africa and Rome and included Augustine of Hippo as the most famous of its converts.Read more
- Presented the first ever collection of texts on Manichaeism from sources emanating from the Roman Empire, some of which have only recently been discovered
- Contained the first ever English translations of Manichaean texts written in Coptic
- Cites extensively from the writings of St Augustine of Hippo
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"This book is a valuable resource for those interested in the Manichaean religion." - Birger A. Pearson, University of California
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- Date Published: June 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521568227
- length: 334 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.49kg
- contains: 4 b/w illus. 2 maps
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
2. The life of Mani
3. Manichaeism in the Roman Empire
4. The scriptures of Mani
6. Worship and ethic
7. Community texts.
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