What did Augsutine really know about Manichaean cosmogony?

Kevin W. Kaatz

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In putting together the material for my dissertation on Augustine and the "Epistula Fundamenti", I have noticed that there are two main groups of scholars who believe either that Augustine had a very good grasp of Manichaean beleifs or that what he knew, he knew well, but that does not mean he knew everything about the religion. In studying his "Against the Fundamental Epistle", a pattern begins to emerge which suggests that Augustine did not know as much about the 'fundamentals' of Manichaean thought that he and other scholars have led us to believe, and here we will only be discussing Manichaean cosmogony.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew perspectives in Manichaean research
EditorsAlois van Tongerloo, Luigi Cirillo
Place of PublicationTurnhout, Belgium
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9782503516462
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameManichaean studies
PublisherBrepols Publishers


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