Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Discovered Manichaean Papyrus Texts

...include Søren Giversen (1986a; 1988c; 1988a; 1988b), Rolf Ibscher, James M. Robinson, and Michel Tardieu (1982). The seven identified codices include the Manichean psalm book, a fragment of the Synaxeis, two versions of the Kephalaia, a collection of homilies, the Acts, and a volume of Mani’s letters. The two parts of the psalm book (Codex A, Chester Beatty Library, 578 pp.) have been published." "The Kephalaia of the Teacher is the most detailed account available to modern scholarship of the teachings of Mani, and of the universal religion that he founded as the final successor to Buddha, Zarathushtra and Jesus. This volume provides the first complete English translation of the Coptic text (c. 400 CE), together with introduction, commentaries and indices. Topics include the apostleship of Mani, the practices of the Manichaean community, accounts of the heavenly and demonic beings and worlds, as well as discussions of astrology and religious psychology. In Manichaeism many of the gnostic and dualistic themes of early Christianity achieved the status of a world religion, and the subject is the heir to contemporary interest in heterodoxy and the deconstruction of received histories (see the Nag Hammadi codices)." Silk road encounter. Uyghur miniature. 1460 the hours of the day and the week - British. From the Nag Hammadi codices, a character. It seems that he is the sun headed serpent (Pytho-Sol in Greek).

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