Jesus in the Manichaean Writings
By (author) Majella Franzmann
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Jesus in the Manichaean Writings by Majella Franzmann
Book DescriptionManichaeism was a dualistic religious system with Christian, Gnostic and pagan elements, founded in Persia in the third century by Manes. This is the first full-length study of the Manichaean Jesus, since the publication of several major Manichaean texts such as the Homilies, Psalm Book and Kephalaia in the 1930s and 1940s. A knowledge of Manichaean Christology is important for any understanding of the development of Christologies in the early cen-turies CE, whether within mainstream Christianity or within associated het-erodox groups. This book undertakes a comprehensive study of six distinct figures of Jesus that can be found in both Eastern and Western Manichaean lit-erature. Previous partial studies of Manichaean Christology have tended to restrict their focus to texts from either Eastern or Western traditions alone. Majella Franzmann argues that a single Manichaean Jesus can be discerned behind the many different representations to be found.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567089649
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Majella Franzmann
Jesus in the Nag Hammadi Writings, Paperback (October 2004)
From the Nag Hammadi texts, Franzmann presents a fascinating and radically different series of portraits of Jesus and the world into which he came. A significant contribution to our understanding of the origins, development and present identity of Christianity.
Women and Religion, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Majella Franzmann
Offers a discussion of women's roles in and experience of organized religion, principally within Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as women's experience and understanding of religion and spirituality. This book is intended for courses on women and religion, or as a supplementary text in courses on world religions.
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Author Biography - Majella Franzmann
Majella Franzmann is Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of New England, Australia.
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