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Texts illustrating the life and teaching of Mani (the Iranian prophet and founder of Manichaeism, a gnostic religion of Late Antiquity which was once widespread but is now extinct), as well as Mani's travels, the activity of his missionaries, community life, and figures and stages of the drama of Manichaean mythology. Published in the Persian Heritage Series edited by Ehsan Yar-Shater (Columbia University). -- Contents: Introduction; 1. Mani and His Religion; 2. Missionary Work; 3. Hearers and Elect: The Manichaean Community; 4. Manichaeism as Literary Intermediary; 5. Science and Magic; 6. Divine Light; 7. Mani's Death; 8. Manichaean Community Life; 9. Manichaean Hymn-Cycles; 10. Jesus in Manichaeism; 11. The Manichaean Myth; Abbreviations; Notes
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Book Description Delmar, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1994., 1994. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. In-8 reliure éditeur pleine toile bordeaux, titre doré au dos, 148 pp. (Persian Heritage Series, 22). Owner's stamp but fine copy. Livre d'occasion. Seller Inventory # 516730
Book Description Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, Delmar. [0-8201-1141-4] , 2nd printing. (Hardcover) Fine in near fine dust jacket. 148pp. Abbreviations, notes. There is a small triangular tear on the back panel of the dust jacket. Publisher series: Persian Heritage Series 22. (Religion, Gnosticism, Manichaeism). Seller Inventory # 141055