Manichaeism Paperback

An Ancient Faith Rediscovered

by Nicholas Baker-Brian;

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Nicholas Baker-Brian's "Manichaeism" is an innovative and unique introduction to Manichaeism that is aimed at undergraduates or readers who hold no specialty in the area. This introduction is provided from both a historical and theological perspective. Furthermore, the book offers a biographical approach to the founder Mani and discusses his personality, writings and theories at the time of the Aramaic Christian tradition of third century (CE) Mesopotamia.

Baker-Brian also takes time to explore the position of the the Manichean church withing late antiquity society (250-700 CE) and any skepticism that may have been held against it. Progressing naturally with the church's story, the book then details 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 examines the theology of Mani's system, wishing to offer an objective analysis of the cosmogonic, scriptural and ecclesiological ideas forming its foundations. 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 Baker-Brian was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2011 and is our 34993rd best seller. The ISBN for Manichaeism is 9780567031679.

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Details for Manichaeism

Page last updated 16th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2011)
Number of Pages176
Thickness9 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3087639
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