Liturgical texts and practices in the ancient world

  • Gardner, Iain (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Mikkelsen, Gunner (Chief Investigator)
  • Franzmann, Majella (Chief Investigator)
  • Lieu, Samuel (Partner Investigator)
  • Sims-Williams, Nicholas (Partner Investigator)
  • Pedersen, Nils (Partner Investigator)
  • Kosa, Gabor (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This Project aims to reconstruct the liturgical life of the Manichaeans and investigate cultural adaptation, chronological development and unity of practice of one of the most diverse and influential religious traditions across Eurasia, from Roman Egypt to early modern China. It expects to generate new knowledge through the critical editing of complex texts and the employment of emergent methodologies for an integrated, holistic understanding of community literatures in terms of lived religion. Expected outcomes are institutional and disciplinary collaborations and advances to methodology. Significant benefits include a profile at the forefront of a dynamic and internationalised field of scholarship.
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21