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Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire

Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire

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  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521568227

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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.

    • 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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    Product details

    • 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: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The life of Mani
    3. Manichaeism in the Roman Empire
    4. The scriptures of Mani
    5. Teachings
    6. Worship and ethic
    7. Community texts.

  • Editors

    Iain Gardner, University of Sydney
    Dr Iain Gardner is Chair and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Studies in Religion, Sydney University. He has published widely in Coptic and Manichaean studies, including the standard The Kephalaia of the Teacher (1995). He is also editor for the newly found Manichaean texts from the Dakhleh Oasis.

    Samuel N. C. Lieu, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Samuel Nan-Chiang Lieu is Professor of Ancient History and Co-Director of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University. He is the author of many books including The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars II AD 363–630 (with G. Greatrex, 2002), From Constantine to Julian: Pagan and Byzantine Views (with D. A. S. Montserrat, 1996), The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226–363 (with M. Dodgeon, 1991, revised 1994, 1996).

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