Jesus in the Manichaean Writings

This is the first full-length study of the Manichaean Jesus, since the publication of several major Manichaean texts such as the Homilies, Psalm Book and Kephalaia in the 1930s and 1940s.

Author: Majella Franzmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567504142

Category: Religion

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Manichaeism was a dualistic religious system with Christian, Gnostic and pagan elements, founded in Persia in the third century by Manes. This is the first full-length study of the Manichaean Jesus, since the publication of several major Manichaean texts such as the Homilies, Psalm Book and Kephalaia in the 1930s and 1940s. A knowledge of Manichaean Christology is important for any understanding of the development of Christologies in the early cen-turies CE, whether within mainstream Christianity or within associated het-erodox groups. This book undertakes a comprehensive study of six distinct figures of Jesus that can be found in both Eastern and Western Manichaean lit-erature. Previous partial studies of Manichaean Christology have tended to restrict their focus to texts from either Eastern or Western traditions alone. Majella Franzmann argues that a single Manichaean Jesus can be discerned behind the many different representations to be found.
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St Augustine s Writings Against The Manichaeans And Against The Donatists

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life This edition contains the following writings: Of the Morals of the Catholic Church. On the Morals of the Manichaeans.

Author: St. Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849621094

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life This edition contains the following writings: Of the Morals of the Catholic Church. On the Morals of the Manichaeans. Concerning Two Souls, Against the Manichaeans. Acts or Disputation Against Fortunatus, the Manichaean. Against the Epistle of Manichaeus Called Fundamental. Reply to Faustus the Manichaean. Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichaeans. On Baptism, Against the Donatists In Answer to the Letters of Petilian, the Donatist, Bishop of Cirta. A Treatise Concerning the Correction of the Donatists
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Christ Meets Me Everywhere

For a helpful overview see Majella Franzmann, Jesus in the Manichaean Writings, and the literature cited there. 10 . What follows depends on Gardner and ...

Author: Michael Cameron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199751297

Category: Philosophy

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Most readers first encounter Augustine's love for Scripture's words in the many biblical allusions of his masterwork, the Confessions. Augustine does not merely quote texts, but in many ways makes Scripture itself tell the story. In his journey from darkness to light, Augustine becomes Adam in the Garden of Eden, the Prodigal Son of Jesus' parable, the Pauline double personality at once devoted to and rebellious against God's law. Throughout he speaks the words of the Psalms as if he had written them. Crucial to Augustine's self-portrayal is his skill at transposing himself into the texts. He sees their properties and dynamics as his own, and by extension, every believing reader's own. In Christ Meets Me Everywhere, Michael Cameron argues that Augustine wanted to train readers of Scripture to transpose themselves into the texts in the same way he did, by the same process of figuration that he found at its core. Tracking Augustine's developing practice of self-transposition into the figures of the biblical texts over the course of his entire career, Cameron shows that this practice is the key to Augustine's hermeneutics.
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The Anti Manichaean Writings

Enough, probably, has been done in our other books in the way of answering the ignorant and profane attacks which the Manichaeans make on the law, which is called the Old Testament, in a spirit of vainglorious boasting, and with the ...

Author: Saint Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Aeterna Press

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Category: Religion

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Enough, probably, has been done in our other books in the way of answering the ignorant and profane attacks which the Manichaeans make on the law, which is called the Old Testament, in a spirit of vainglorious boasting, and with the approval of the uninstructed. Here, too, I may shortly touch upon the subject. For every one with average intelligence can easily see that the explanation of the Scriptures should be sought for from those who are the professed teachers of the Scriptures; and that it may happen, and indeed always happens, that many things seem absurd to the ignorant, which, when they are explained by the learned, appear all the more excellent, and are received in the explanation with the greater pleasure on account of the obstructions which made it difficult to reach the meaning.
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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

identified Chinese Manichaean paintings in a private collection in Osaka ... writings above, we have identified important aspects of the Jesus figure in ...

Author: Delbert Burkett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351750

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy
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Augustine and Manichaean Christianity

Augustine and Manichaean Christianity offers groundbreaking discussions of Augustine’s enduring relation with Manichaeism, disclosing the essential background of writings such as Confessiones, De ordine and De vera religione and powerful ...

Author: Johannes van Oort

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004255067

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Augustine and Manichaean Christianity offers groundbreaking discussions of Augustine’s enduring relation with Manichaeism, disclosing the essential background of writings such as Confessiones, De ordine and De vera religione and powerful concepts like his theories of memory and vision of God.
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Manichaean Literature

Author: Jes Peter Asmussen

Publisher: Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint

ISBN: UOM:39015005180693

Category: Religion

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Texts illustrating the life & teaching of Mani, his travels, the activity of his missionaries, the community life, the figures & stages of the drama of Manichaean mythology.
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Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire

This 2004 book is a single-volume collection of sources for Manichaeism, a world religion founded by Mani, the Syrian visionary.

Author: Iain Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521568226

Category: History

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This 2004 book is a single-volume collection of sources for Manichaeism, a world religion founded by Mani, the Syrian visionary.
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The Woman Jesus Loved

This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.

Author: A. S. Marjanen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004106588

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.
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Manichean Writings

Augustine provides detailed answers to Mani's faith and faith-type questions. The heart of a Saint is in these pages with a passion to save souls. This book has been carefully and lovingly edited by Alan Lewis Silva.

Author: Saint Aurelius Augustine

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ISBN: 1716090555

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Saint Aurelius Augustine is very familiar with Mani's teachings. Augustine was a Manichean for much of his life. Mani was a Middle Eastern religious man arriving about 200 years after Jesus. Mani preached a heterodox philosophy combining various ideas from Near East faiths, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity. Mani wrote that the material world is a dark prison created by an evil god and that human souls are divine and are actually light-beings created by a good God whose kingdom is Heaven. Mani says he is God's prophet and wants to help you. Mani wrote that our souls suffer because of ignorance and materialism and need God's salvation and God's knowledge to return back to Heaven. Mani's religion accounts for Jesus Christ, Yahweh, and Zoroastrianism in very different ways. Mani proposes non-attachment to life on Earth and says that ordinary life is sinful. In his autobiographical Confessions, Augustine details how Roman Manichaeism severely impacted his learning and influenced many decisions along the way as he matured in life. Almost all of Mani's original writings are lost, but ordinary life can still feel like a prison with plenty of sin to go around. You can learn about Manichaeism, and how Augustine corrected it to true Christian teachings, by reading this book. Augustine provides detailed answers to Mani's faith and faith-type questions. The heart of a Saint is in these pages with a passion to save souls. This book has been carefully and lovingly edited by Alan Lewis Silva.
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Manichaean. Writings. and. Early. Christian. Literature ... and the work is frequently used by his disciples to equate his 'martyrdom' with that of Jesus.

Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199271569

Category: Philosophy

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.
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Gnostic Writings on the Soul

Explores two ancient Gnostic texts that hold important clues to the development of the soul as a concept and reveals inspiring ways the soul can remember and return to its unique, divine purpose. Original.

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Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594732201

Category: Religion

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Explores two ancient Gnostic texts that hold important clues to the development of the soul as a concept and reveals inspiring ways the soul can remember and return to its unique, divine purpose. Original.
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Manichaeism and Early Christianity

Manichaeism and Early Christianity discusses where and how Gnostic Manichaeism interfered not only with other forms of Gnosticism, but above all with a number of writings and representatives of mainstream Christianity during the early ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004445468

Category: Religion

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Manichaeism and Early Christianity discusses where and how Gnostic Manichaeism interfered not only with other forms of Gnosticism, but above all with a number of writings and representatives of mainstream Christianity during the early centuries of our era.
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Mani and Augustine

The second part of the book concentrates on the question to what extent the former 'auditor' Augustine became acquainted with Mani's gnostic world religion and his canonical writings, and explores to what extent Manichaeism had a lasting ...

Author: Johannes Oort

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004417591

Category: Religion

Page: 632

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"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 Babylonian prophet Mani (216-277) who styled himself an 'apostle of Jesus Christ', on Jewish elements in Manichaeism and on 'human semen eucharist', eschatology and imagery of Christ as 'God's Right Hand'. The second part of the book concentrates on the question to what extent the former 'auditor' Augustine became acquainted with Mani's gnostic world religion and his canonical writings, and explores to what extent Manichaeism had a lasting impact on the most influential church father of the West"--
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Manichaeism in the Later Roman Empire

Majella Franzmann in het Jesus in the Manichaean Writings , has argued convincingly for states of equivalence between these different figures ...

Author: Nicholas Baker-Brian

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105124149548

Category: Literary Criticism

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The book is the first monograph-length study of Augustine's Contra Adimantum and demonstrates that, despite previous neglect of the work by Patristic scholars, a full appreciation of Augustine's reaction to the Manichaesan exegesis of the Bible is essential in understanding the development of Augustine's early theology.
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From Logos to Christos

Note that the three “Christs” or “aspects of Jesus” reported by Augustine are never found all together in Manichaean writings. They are, of course, ...

Author: Ellen M. Leonard

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554581689

Category: Religion

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From Logos to Christos is a collection of essays in Christology written by friends and colleagues in memory of Joanne McWilliam. McWilliam was a pioneer woman in the academic study of theology, specializing in Patristic studies and internationally recognized for her work on Augustine. For countless students she was a teacher, a mentor, an inspiration. These fourteen essays are a fitting tribute to her memory. Written by recognized North American scholars, the essays explore various aspects of Christology, inviting the reader to probe the meaning and significance of Jesus Christ for today. They address a broad range of issues, including the Christology of the Acts of Thomas, Hooker on divinization, and Christ figures in contemporary Canadian culture. Teachers of theology and religious studies, pastors, and informed general readers will find the essays stimulating and instructive. They present the readers with considered, mature, and current scholarship. These are the questions that engaged Joanne McWilliam throughout her life, and she was happy to know that the critical dialogue would continue in this volume as friends and colleagues wrestled with Christological questions. For her, “In Jesus we come to know the compassion, the power, the wisdom, the love, and the faithfulness of God”.
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