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The Manichaean body : in discipline and ritual

Author: Jason BeDuhn
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reconstructing Manichaeism from scraps of ancient texts and the ungenerous polemic of its enemies (such as the ex-Manichaean Augustine of Hippo), BeDuhn reveals for the first time the religion as it was actually practiced. He describes the Manichaeans' daily ritual meal, their stringent disciplinary codes (intended to prevent humans from harming plants and animals), and their secretive religious procedures designed  Read more...
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BeDuhn, Jason.
Manichaean body.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99045879
(OCoLC)42289672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason BeDuhn
ISBN: 0801874610 9780801874611 0801862701 9780801862700
OCLC Number: 51494045
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Religion: Best First Book in the History of Religions 2004 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages, [6] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""PREFACE""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""NOTE ON TEXTS AND TRANSLITERATIONS""; ""One: Out of the Past""; ""Two: Disciplinary Regimens""; ""Three: Disciplinary Rationales""; ""Four: Alimentary Rites""; ""Five: Alimentary Rationales""; ""Six: The Liberation of the Embodied Self""; ""Seven: “Ein Etwas am Leibe�""; ""Table of Textual References""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""Index""; ""PLATES""
Responsibility: Jason David BeDuhn.
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Extinct since the 14th century, the ancient religion known as Manichaeism once extended from western Europe to China. It posed the most serious threat to emerging Christianity and became a generic  Read more...

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"A significant study on the rationale of Manichaeism." -- Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society "Scintillating work... BeDuhn's interpretation of much of the evidence is Read more...

 
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