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The Manichaean body : in discipline and ritual, Jason David BeDuhn

Label
The Manichaean body : in discipline and ritual
Title
The Manichaean body
Title remainder
in discipline and ritual
Statement of responsibility
Jason David BeDuhn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reconstructing Manichaeism from scraps of ancient texts and the ungenerous polemic of its enemies (such as the ex-Manichaean Augustine of Hippo), BeDuhn reveals for the first time the religion as it was actually practiced. He describes the Manichaeans' daily ritual meal, their stringent disciplinary codes (intended to prevent humans from harming plants and animals), and their surprising religious procedures designed to transform the cosmos and bring about the salvation of all living beings. BeDuhn's conclusions revolutionize our understanding of the Manichaeans, clearly distinguishing them from Gnostics and other early Christian heretics and revealing them to be practitioners of a unique world religion. Along the way, he argues for the priority of practice over doctrine in determining religious identity, raises central questions about the modern methods of studying religions, and proposes ways to address the challenge of conveying ancient and alien realities to the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
BeDuhn, Jason
Dewey number
299/.932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BT1410
LC item number
.B43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manichaeism
  • Manichaeism
Label
The Manichaean body : in discipline and ritual, Jason David BeDuhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of the Past
  • Disciplinary Regimens
  • Disciplinary Rationales
  • Alimentary Rites
  • Alimentary Rationales
  • The Liberation of the Embodied Self
  • "Ein Etwas am Leibe."
Control code
42289672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801862700
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99045879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Manichaean body : in discipline and ritual, Jason David BeDuhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of the Past
  • Disciplinary Regimens
  • Disciplinary Rationales
  • Alimentary Rites
  • Alimentary Rationales
  • The Liberation of the Embodied Self
  • "Ein Etwas am Leibe."
Control code
42289672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801862700
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99045879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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