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Bibil Identifier bibil:221420
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Manichaeism
Title (English, ) Its Sources and Influences on Western Christianity
Author van Oort, Johannes
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 30, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 126-130 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this paper is twofold. First, it will discuss the origins of Manichaeism, a gnostic-Christian world religion that was founded by the prophet Mani (216-276). My discussion of the origins of Manichaeism may serve as an excellent example to illustrate what ‘Gnosis’ or ‘Gnosticism’ actually was. Second, the paper will outline how Manichaeism, being an alternative form of Christianity and even an alternative Christian Church, seemed to have exercised a considerable infuence on Catholic Christianity.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v30i2.362
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Manicheism
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