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By Iain Gardner,Samuel N. C. Lieu

based via Mani (c. advert 216–276), a Syrian visionary of Judaeo-Christian heritage who lived in Persian Mesopotamia, Manichaeism unfold speedily into the Roman Empire within the 3rd and fourth centuries advert and have become some of the most persecuted heresies below Christian Roman emperors. the faith tested missionary cells in Syria, Egypt, North Africa and Rome and has in Augustine of Hippo the main recognized of its converts. The examine of the faith within the Roman Empire has benefited from discoveries of real Manichaean texts from Medinet Madi and from the Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt, in addition to profitable decipherment of the Cologne Mani-Codex which supplies an autobiography of the founder in Greek. This 2004 ebook is a single-volume selection of resources for this faith, and attracts from fabric normally unknown to English-speaking students and scholars, deals in translation actual Manichaean texts from Greek, Latin and Coptic.

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