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  • Manicheism — Manichaeism Man i*ch[ae]*ism, Manicheism Man i*che*ism, n. [Cf. F. manich[ e]isme.] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manich[ae]ans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manicheism — noun see Manichaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Manicheism —    A religious doctrine developed from gnosticism that was preached throughout the Mediterranean world by the Bablylonborn Mani and his disciples from the 3rd century AD. It is a dualistic religion of good and evil, light and dark in which good… …   Ancient Egypt

  • manicheism — n. Dualism, doctrine of two supreme principles (good and evil) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • manicheism — man·i·che·ism …   English syllables

  • Mani (prophet) — Mani Mani (in Middle Persian and Syriac Mānī, Greek Μάνης, Latin Manes; also Μανιχαίος, Latin Manichaeus, from Syriac ܡܐܢܝ ܚܝܐ Mānī ḥayyā Living Mani , c. AD 216–76), of Iranian origin[ …   Wikipedia

  • Iranian philosophy — or Persian philosophy can be traced back as far as to Old Iranian philosophical traditions and thoughts which originated in ancient Indo Iranian roots and were considerably influenced by Zarathustra s teachings. According to Oxford dictionary of… …   Wikipedia

  • Manichaeism — Gnosticism This article is part of a series on Gnosticism History of Gnosticism …   Wikipedia

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  • Julian of Eclanum — (Latin: Iulianus Aeclanensis, Italian: Giuliano di Eclano) (c. 386 c. 455) was bishop of Eclanum, near today s Benevento (Italy). He was a distinguished leader of the heretical Pelagians of 5th century. LifeJulian was born in Apulia. His father… …   Wikipedia

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