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Biblical argument in Manichaean missionary practice : the case of Adimantus and Augustine

Author: Jacob Albert van den Berg
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a reconstruction and analysis in context of the Disputationes, a treatise of Mani's missionary Adimantus. In it, Adimantus, like Marcion, placed parts of the Old and New Testament  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Adimantus, Manichaeus; Aurelius Augustinus; Adimantus, Manichaeus.; Augustinus, Aurelius; Contra Adimantum Manichaei discipulum.; Aurelius Augustinus; Aurelius Augustinus; Adimantus.; Adimantus (Manichaeus); Aurelius Augustinus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Albert van den Berg
ISBN: 9789004180345 9004180346
OCLC Number: 463454594
Language Note: Includes a reconstructed Latin text of Adimantus' Disputationes, with parallel English translation; the Latin text is based primarily on Augustine's citations in Contra Adimantum.
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Radboud University of Nijmegen, 2009.
Description: xii, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Augustine, manichaeism, and Holy Scripture --
Purpose --
Outline of the study --
Relevance --
Adimantus : a manichaean missionary. Adimantus' identity --
Augustine on Adimantus --
The argument from the Greek abjuration formulae --
The different regions of Adimantus' activity --
The relationship between the names 'Adimantus' and 'Addas --
Adimantus = Pappos? --
Adimantus' biography --
Adimantus' background --
Adimantus as a member of Mani's church --
Adimantus' missionary journeys --
Mani's missionary precepts and Adimantus --
Adimantus' missionary activities --
Provisional conclusions --
Adimantus' Disputationes : a reconstruction. Introduction --
Augustine's acquaintance with the Disputationes --
The years of Augustine's priesthood --
The Manichaean years --
Disputationes refuted in Contra adimantum --
The structure of Contra adimantum --
Double answers --
(Parts of) sermons in Contra adimantum --
Contra adimantum : preliminary conclusion --
Adimantus' Disputationes in Contra adimantum --
Disputationes disproved in sermons --
Introduction --
Sermons discussing disputations also refuted in Contra adimantum --
Sermons discussing disputations not mentioned in Contra adimantum --
The Disputationes in other works of Augustine --
Introduction --
Contra faustum --
De Genesi adversus Manichaeos --
De Genesi ad litteram libri duodecim --
Adimantus' Disputationes : a reconstruction of its contents --
Analysis of the Disputationes : its method, contents, and purposes. Introduction --
Bible texts --
Method and limitations --
The Old Testament quotations --
The New Testament quotations --
Exegetical methods of the Disputationes --
The methodological application of 'antitheses' --
The literal sense --
Did Adimantus ignore the context? --
Contents of the Disputationes --
Subjects of the Disputationes --
Arguments quoted in full --
Evaluation --
The form of the Disputationes --
The target group of the Disputationes --
The relevance of the Old Testament to Adimantus --
The importance attached to the New Testament --
The literary context of the Disputationes. Introduction --
Relevance --
Method --
The Contra faustum and the Capitula --
Writings against the superstitio of the Jews --
Writings against the deceit of the 'semi-christiani' --
Faustus' introduction to his Capitula --
Adimantus' fame as 'Paraclete' --
Adimantus' criticism of Christ's genealogies --
Adimantus' criticism of positive references to the Hebrew Bible --
Concluding remarks --
Other works --
The Modion --
Adimantus on the Manichaean myth --
The Kephalaia --
Evaluation --
Conclusions and suggestions for further research.
Series Title: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, 70.
Responsibility: by Jacob Albert van den Berg.

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"this is a valuable contribution to both Augustinian and Manichaean studies and could be read with profit by scholars in both discipline." - Samuel N.C. Lieu, in: Vigiliae Christianae 67 (2013)"There Read more...

 
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