Jewish Elements in the Cologne Mani Codex

In: Mani and Augustine
Johannes van Oort
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The article starts by describing the present state of research on Alexander of Lycopolis (Egypt), who formerly was considered to be a Christian bishop converted from Manichaeism to orthodox Christianity, but now is generally regarded as a pagan philosopher. After the main contents of his (only preserved) treatise ‘Against the doctrines of Mani’ have been outlined, the focus is on Alexander’s unique description of Manichaeism as a form of Christianity. Finally, we try to establish Alexander’s own philosophical position.

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Mani and Augustine

Collected Essays on Mani, Manichaeism and Augustine

Series:  Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies, Volume: 97


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