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Augustine and manichaeism: new discoveries, new perspectives

H van Oort
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 27, No 2 | a172 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v27i2.172 | © 2006 H van Oort | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 September 2006 | Published: 17 November 2006

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Abstract

The subject ‘Augustine and Manichaeism’  is a very extensive one. In this article the author confines himself to some main lines and argues that the subject is of central importance in the history of Christianity He shows how the theology of the most important Western Church Father was influenced by Manichaeism and suggests that without Manichaeism Western theology cannot really be comprehended. 

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