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.
|Title of host publication||New perspectives in Manichaean research|
|Editors||Alois van Tongerloo, Luigi Cirillo|
|Place of Publication||Turnhout, Belgium|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|