Manichaeism Hardback

An Ancient Faith Rediscovered

by Nicholas John Baker-Brian;


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Manichaeism

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This is the first general comprehensive introduction to Manichaeism aimed at a non-specialist and undergraduate readership. This study will be a historical and theological introduction to Manichaeism. It will comprise a biographical treatment of the founder Mani, situating his personality, his writings and his ideas within the Aramaic Christian tradition of third century (CE) Mesopotamia. It will provide a historical treatment of the Manichaean church in late antiquity (250-700 CE), detailing the emergence of Manichaeism in the late Roman and Byzantine empires, in addition to examining the continuation of Manichaean traditions in the eastern world (China) up to the thirteenth century and beyond. The book will consider the theology of Mani's system, with the aim of providing a clear-eyed treatment of the cosmogonic, scriptural and ecclesiological ideas forming its foundations. The study will base its analysis on original Manichaean literary sources, together with rehabilitating the representation of Manichaeism in those writings that polemicised against the religion.The study will aim to demonstrate the highly syncretic nature of Manichaeism, and will look to move forward 'traditional' perceptions of the religion as being simply a form of Christian Gnostic Dualism.

Manichaeism by Nicholas John Baker-Brian was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2011. The ISBN for Manichaeism is 9780567031662.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2011)
Weight399g
Number of Pages208
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567031662
ISBN-100567031667
Product Code3087638
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