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This volume consists of two sections, written by the two authors. The first section contains a study by Manfred Heuser on The Manichaean Myth According to Coptic Sources. This is the first systematic presentation of the basic myth as reflected in Coptic material. The second part is a collection of essays on Manichaeism by Hans-Joachim Klimkeit. The essays are concerned, inter alia, with Manichaean art and symbolism, including newly found examples of Manichaean art from Central Asia.
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Studies in Manichaean Literature and Art Nov 7, 2009
The objective of this work is to be seen by its presentation of the Manichaean myth according to the Coptic sources from Medinet Madi, which form a spatio-temporal unity. More precisely, it is the aim of this work to take as its starting point the Coptic sources, and from there to expound the basic axioms of the teachings and the course of mythic events, as well as to present the figures of the gods and their functions in myth. Such a total presentation of the Manichaean myth as it is reflected in the Coptic sources has not previously been attempted, although there is certainly a wealth of individual investigations of the Coptic Manichaica with reference to selected problems and concrete questions.