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Frontiers of faith [electronic resource] : the Christian encounter with Manichaeism in the Acts of Archelaus / edited by Jason BeDuhn & Paul Mirecki.

Contributor(s): BeDuhn, Jason | Mirecki, Paul Allan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies: 61.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007Description: 1 online resource (viii, 178 p.).ISBN: 9789047421535 (electronic bk.); 9047421531 (electronic bk.).Other title: Christian encounter with Manichaeism in the Acts of Archelaus.Subject(s): Hegemonius. Acta Archelai | Manichaeism | Manichaeism -- Controversial literature -- History and criticism | Christianity and other religions -- Manichaeism | Manichaeism -- Relations -- Christianity | RELIGION -- History | Acta Archelai (Hegemonius) | Vroege christendom | Maniche�ismeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Frontiers of faith.DDC classification: 273/.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Placing the Acts of Archelaus / Jason BeDuhn and Paul Mirecki -- Hesitant and ignorant : the portrayal of Mani in the Acts of Archelaus / J. Kevin Coyle -- Mani's letter to Marcellus : fact and fiction in the Acta Archelai revisited / Iain Gardner -- Narrative options in Manichaean eschatology / Tudor Andrei Sala -- A clash of portraits : contrasts between Archelaus and Mani in the Acta Archelai / J. Kevin Coyle -- A war of words : intertextuality and the struggle over the legacy of Christ in the Acta Archelai / Jason BeDuhn -- The light and the darkness : the two natures, free will, and the scriptural evidence in the Acta Archelai / Kevin Kaatz -- "Et sicut rex--" : competing ideas of kingship in the anti-Manichaean Acta Archelai / Timothy Pettipiece -- Biblical antitheses, Adda, and the Acts of Archelaus / Jason BeDuhn -- Acta Archelai 63.5-6 and PGM I. 42-195 : a rooftop ritual for acquiring an aerial spirit assistant / Paul Mirecki -- Basilides' "Barbarian cosmogony" : its nature and function within the Acta Archelai / Byard Bennett.
Summary: Taking as their common subject the key early Christian anti-Manichaean work, the "Acts of Archelaus" ("Acta Archelai"), the contributors to this volume offer a systematic exploration of what the text has to tell us about inter-religious contact.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-171) and indexes.

Placing the Acts of Archelaus / Jason BeDuhn and Paul Mirecki -- Hesitant and ignorant : the portrayal of Mani in the Acts of Archelaus / J. Kevin Coyle -- Mani's letter to Marcellus : fact and fiction in the Acta Archelai revisited / Iain Gardner -- Narrative options in Manichaean eschatology / Tudor Andrei Sala -- A clash of portraits : contrasts between Archelaus and Mani in the Acta Archelai / J. Kevin Coyle -- A war of words : intertextuality and the struggle over the legacy of Christ in the Acta Archelai / Jason BeDuhn -- The light and the darkness : the two natures, free will, and the scriptural evidence in the Acta Archelai / Kevin Kaatz -- "Et sicut rex--" : competing ideas of kingship in the anti-Manichaean Acta Archelai / Timothy Pettipiece -- Biblical antitheses, Adda, and the Acts of Archelaus / Jason BeDuhn -- Acta Archelai 63.5-6 and PGM I. 42-195 : a rooftop ritual for acquiring an aerial spirit assistant / Paul Mirecki -- Basilides' "Barbarian cosmogony" : its nature and function within the Acta Archelai / Byard Bennett.

Taking as their common subject the key early Christian anti-Manichaean work, the "Acts of Archelaus" ("Acta Archelai"), the contributors to this volume offer a systematic exploration of what the text has to tell us about inter-religious contact.

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