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The Coptic Manichaean Library from Madinat Madi in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0007
The Coptic Manichaean Library from Madinat Madi in the Fayoum

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This chapter examines the Coptic Manichaean library discovered at the Madinat Madi site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. Manichaeism was a dualistic religion founded in Mesopotamia in the third century AD by Mani or Manichaios. He used missionary work to convince the whole world of his knowledge. This chapter explains the contents of the seven codices found in Fayoum and compares its meanings with the doctrines of other religions.

Keywords: Manichaeism; Coptic literature; religious literature; Madinat Madi; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt; Mani

Chapter.  2979 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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