Mani and Manichaeism

  • 168 Pages
  • 2.83 MB
  • English
Weidenfeld & Nicolson , London
Mani, -- 3rd
StatementGeo Widengren ; translation from the German by Charles Kessler, revised by the author.
SeriesHistory of religion series
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18079344M

To read “Mani & Rudolf Steiner”, one gathers she has sympathy for Steiner’s perspective, and perhaps inasmuch disagrees with the prevailing academic views on Manichaeism.

At the very least, she is able to represent Steiner’s point of view Mani and Manichaeism book accuracy and insight. This small volume is everything an Anthroposophist would want it to be/5(7).

To its credit, the book is an intensely scholarly, apparently well-researched presentation on the rightful historical position of Manichaeism. The book presents a lengthy and useful bibliography.

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Ultimately, however, the book seems more an inquiry into hermeneutics by way of a case study of Manichaeism rather than a study of Manichaeism by: 7. Manichaeism, dualistic religious movement founded in Persia in the 3rd century CE by Mani, who was known as the ‘Apostle of Light.’ Although Manichaeism was long considered a Christian heresy, it was a religion in its own right that preserved throughout its history a unity and unique character.

Mani and Augustine: collected essays on Mani, Manichaeism and Augustine gathers in one volume contributions on Manichaean scholarship made by the internationally renowned scholar Johannes van Oort.

The first part of the book focuses on the Babylo See MoreAuthor: Johannes van Oort. A collection of original Manichaean text, the tradition founded by the Prophet Mani. The site includes the Gnostic Library, with the complete Nag Hammadi Library and a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.

Manichaean Writings -- The Gnostic Society Library. Mani and Manichaeism: A General Introduction The Paraclete Mani as the Apostle of Jesus Christ and the Origins of a New Church Jewish Elements in the Cologne Mani Codex The Platonist Philosopher Alexander of Lycopolis on Manichaeism.

Part One ‘Mani and Manichaeism’ gives an overview of the origins of Mani’s gnostic church and discusses a number of characteristic features of his world religion. Part Two ‘Augustine and Manichaeism’ comprises eighteen studies examining the significance Mani and his gnostic Christianity may have had for the church father Augustine.

Manichaeism in China assumed certain Chinese characteristics, assimilating to both Buddhism and Taoism. Chinese translations of Manichaean treatises were couched in Buddhist phraseology, and the religion's founder Mani (known in China as (末)摩尼, (Mo)-Mani) received the title of the "Buddha of Light" (Chinese: 光明佛 or 光佛), and a life story resembling that of Gautama Buddha.

Book Description Manichaeism, once the state religion of Persia and long a vigorous contender for converts throughout the ancient Near East, is best remembered for the simplicity of its teachings about divine power.

For Manicheans, the universe was ruled by a Lord of Light and a Lord of Darkness, who fought continuously for s: 5. Mani’s Letter to Menoch’, in: Mani and Manichaeism book. Mirecki and J. BeDuhn (eds.), The Light and the Darkness: Studies in Manichaeism and Its World (NHMS 50), Leiden-Boston– (ed.

Tébessa Codex —R. Merkelbach, ‘Der manichäische Codex von. Manichæism is a religion founded by the Persian Mani in the latter half of the third century. It purported to be the true synthesis of all the religious systems then known, and actually consisted of Zoroastrian Dualism, Babylonian folklore, Buddhist ethics, and some small and superficial, additions of Christian elements.

As the theory of two eternal principles, good and evil, is predominant. The story of Manichaeism prophet Mani was largely biased by the religion’s detractors until a Greek parchment was discovered in The document dates to AD and is known as the Codex Manichaicus Coloniensis. With that codex, researchers have now gained better insight into who Mani was and his teachings.

AUGUSTINE AND MANICHAEISM (by Gillian Clark, from the introduction to her Cambridge Latin edition of Confessions,Books I-IV) Augustine encountered Manichaean teaching soon after the impact of the Hortensius, and remained an adherent for nine years. MANI AND MANICHAEISM Mani, "the apostle of God," founder of one of the most widely influential religions of the ancient world, was born in southern Babylonia about CE.

Little is definitely known of his birthplace and parentage, since some statements should probably be discounted as malicious reports from his adversaries. Source for information on Mani and Manichaeism: Encyclopedia of. Mani (c C.E.) was an Iranian religious prophet and preacher who founded Manichaeism, an ancient dualistic religion that was once prolific in Persia but is now extinct.

Mani presented himself as a savior figure and his religious teachings were an eclectic blend of various traditions including Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, among others. In her book Mani's Pictures: The Didactic Images of the Manichaeans from Sasanian Mesopotamia to Uygur Central Asia and Tang-Ming China, the Hungarian historian of religion Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, who is also a specialist on Manichaeism, explaining the possible relation between this.

Mani and Manichaeism in Augustine’s De haeresibus: An Analysis of haer. 46,1 Was Julian Right. A Re-evaluation of Augustine’s and Mani’s Doctrines of Sexual Concupiscence and the Transmission of Sin.

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) : Manichaeism: Selected full-text books and articles Early Controversies and the Growth of Christianity By Kevin W.

Kaatz Praeger, Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "The Manichaeans". A very important book on Manichaeism written from the point of view of a historian is Manichaeism in Mesopotamia and the Roman East, by Samuel N.

Lieu. The combination of these two books provides a considerable breadth of perspective on the Manichaeans as people and as a Reviews: 4.

Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness.

Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of. An illustration of an open book.

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Mani's background --Mani's life --Mani's teaching --The Manichaean script and literature --The Ecclesiastical organization and the cult --Manichaean art --The spread of Manichaeism --Mani as personality. Series Title: History of religion. Responsibility:. Augustine encountered Manichaean teaching soon after the impact of the Hortensius, and remained an adherent for nine years.

His subsequent attacks on Manichaeism are a major source of information, but of course they are polemic against the system, not exposition of it. In the Confessions he is concerned with the effect of Manichaeism on his own relationship with God.

Mani, a third-century preacher, healer and public sage from Sasanian Mesopotamia, lived at a pivotal time and place in the development of the major religions. He frequented the courts of the Persian Empire, debating with rivals from the Judaeo-Christian tradition, philosophers and gnostics, Zoroastrians from Iran and Buddhists from India.

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Meaning of the Book of Giants. Mani’s attention may have been drawn to the Enoch literature because of his “interest in myths and legends of the distant past” (Henning,p. 32). But like any Manichean parable, his Book of Giants must also have had a didactic purpose.

Gedaliahu Stroumsa rightly points out that the work contained an. Mani began preaching at an early age and was possibly influenced by contemporary Babylonian-Aramaic movements such as Mandaeism, and Aramaic translations of Jewish apocalyptic writings similar to those found at Qumran (such as the book of Enoch literature), and by the Syriac dualist-gnostic writer Bardaisan (who lived a generation before Mani).

Manichaeism in the Later Roman Empire and Medieval China: A Historical Survey. Samuel N. Lieu. Manchester University Press, - China - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review.

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Manichaeism was the religion founded by the Prophet Mani who was born in c. CE near Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) just prior to the establishment of the Sassanid dynasty. The Prophet Mani Mani had a visionary experience at the age of twelve and was later instructed by an angel, at the age of.books: Ostiire-ye Afarinesh dar A 'fn-e Mani (The Myth of Creation in Manichaeism, 2nd edn., 3rd print., Tehran: Caravan Books, ), and Adabfyyate Manavf (Manichaean Literature) written in collaboration with Professor Mehrdad Bahar (Tehran: Kamameh, ).

Titles of the original texts referred to are listed at the end of this book.Founded by Mani (c. AD ), 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.

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