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Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199566716

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It is impossible to state in brief compass the facts relating to the life of Mani (or, acc. to the usual W. form of his name, ‘Manichaeus’), the founder of Manichaeism, as the relatively late sources of his life are mutually contradictory in their details. The chief sources are:...

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