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Augustine and Manichaean Christianity: Selected Papers from by van Johannes Oort

By van Johannes Oort

In line with numerous newly came upon texts, Augustine and Manichaean Christianity offers groundbreaking discussions of the connection among the main influential church father of the West and the faith of his early life. Augustine’s reference to Manichaean Christians used to be not just excessive, but additionally enduring. This ebook finds the basic historical past of writings corresponding to Augustine’s Confessiones, De ordine and De vera religione, and discloses many a hidden Manichaean resource of his robust ideas of reminiscence and the imaginative and prescient of God. Contributions by means of, between others, Iain Gardner, Therese Fuhrer, Jason BeDuhn, Majella Franzmann, Josef Lössl, Annemaré Kotzé and Nils Arne Pedersen.

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He refers, for example, to writings ‘of the fathers’ in c. Faust. ). ). 54 An illud offeremus ei, quod perinde soletis inducere: uidebunt uitam suam pendentem, et non credent? cui uos quidem adicitis “in ligno;” nam non habet (CSEL 25,1; 443, 8–10). Cf. Dt. 28:66: et erit vita tua quasi pendens ante te timebis nocte et die et non credes vitae tuae (Vulg). , c. Faust. ): nobis uero in hoc quid opus est uel praecepto, quibus ex gentilitate conuersis ad Christum Hebraeorum deus non mortuus debet uideri, sed nec natus?

59 See n. 38 to gain an impression of its contents. 60 C. Faust. 19, 5 (CSEL 25,1: 501, 1–4): Quare indeficientes ego praeceptori meo refero gratias, qui me similiter labantem retinuit, ut essem hodie christianus. 61 C. Faust. 12, 1 (CSEL 25,1: 329, 1–3): ego quidem nulla inueni, quamuis adtentius eos et curiosissime legerim; c. Faust. 16, 3 (CSEL 25,1: 442, 4–7): Quamuis ergo et haec non parua uideantur ad confirmandam suspicionem falsi de capitulo isto, plus tamen illo teneor, quia omnem, ut dixi, Moyseos scripturam scrutatus, nullas ibi de Christo prophetias inueni.

This continuing encounter with Manichaeans brought to Augustine’s attention aspects of the Christian tradition that Nicene Christians had previously downplayed; among these, Paul’s witness to the debility of the will, previously discounted among Nicene Christians in favor of a free will position, stimulated Augustine to rethink the entire economy of salvation. 14 jason david beduhn Such changes in Augustine’s thinking in the 390s ce have been attributed to his personal psychology, a darkening of his view of himself and of humanity in general.

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