Manichaean Imagery of Christ as God’s Right Hand

In: Mani and Augustine
Johannes van Oort
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This essay examines the conspicuous references to God’s ‘Right Hand’ in Manichaeism by analysing texts from both Western and Eastern sources. The analyzed texts prove that the eye-catching imagery (directly or indirectly) refers to Christ. Perhaps this imagery of Christ as God’s Right Hand also had its place in Manichaean art. The essay aims to function as background for a subsequent study of Augustine’s portrayal of Christ as manus or dextera Dei in his Confessions.

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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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