'Manichaeism in the Latin West'
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Markus Stein, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
14 November 2007
Ends: 18:00 14 November 2007
Markus Stein is the world-renowned expert on the western form of Manichaeism as it took root in the Roman Empire of Late Antiquity. He is the principal editor for the series ‘Manichaica Latina’ in the collection Papyrologica Coloniensia. Prof. Stein has produced valuable editions with extensive commentaries on the key sources for Latin Manichaeism, including one of the few remaining works written by Mani, the Epistula Fundamenti, along with the only surviving Manichaean source written originally in Latin, the Tebessa Codex. In this public lecture, Prof. Stein will discuss the nature and dimensions of Latin Manichaeism. Moving beyond the presentation of Mani’s religion offered by hostile polemicists like Saint Augustine, Prof. Stein will offer a critical reappraisal of Manichaean thinking on a variety of topics, including free will, salvation and church organisation.
This is an open lecture sponsored by the Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture: all members of the public are invited to attend.
Humanities Building, Room 2.03
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Open To: Public
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