Subsequent chapters continue the analysis in close readings of On Christian Teaching, On Instructing Beginners, and Against Faustus the Manichee
The sources consulted include, in addition to Durrell's own works and Professor Gordon Bowker's biography, The Medieval Manichee
(Runciman), Enthusiasm (Fr Ronald Knox), L'Eglise des Apotres et des Martyrs and L'Eglise des temps Barhares (Daniel-Rops), Cavafy (Liddell), Pharos and Pharillon (Forster), Cairo in the War (Artemis Cooper), Darwin's Plots (Gillian Beer).
bodhisattva, becomes by turns a Manichee
, a Muslim, a Jewish prince, and
Aquinas referred to the Cathars as Manicheans, because he saw in their teachings basically the same heresy that Augustine had faced in the fourth century when he himself converted from being a Manichee
to being a Catholic.
There is, Auden went on to observe, something of the Manichee
about Kierkegaard: not intellectually but in feeling, in sensibility.
L'eroe e tornato, soprattutto nei film di impegno civile, nella figura dell'avvocato e del magistrato, o del cittadino socialmente responsabile, ma la sua figura e piu sfumata, a tratti contraddittoria: non esistono distinzioni manichee
, come nel cinema americano sia classico che contemporaneo, tra i buoni e i cattivi, ma un'umanita piu complessa, meno ideologicamente motivata e piu articolata su un piano psicologico.
Well before the major modem discoveries of Manichaean manuscripts, the 18th-century French Huguenot scholar Isaac de Beausobre conjectured that the Manichaean "Book of Giants" was somehow related to a Jewish apocalypse known as the Book of Enoch (Histoire critique de Manichee
et du Manicheisme [Amsterdam: J.
Such despotism, according to Rossetti, resulted in the adaptation of Manichee
strategies by authentic Christians who had to resort to the screen language of the Troubadourian senhal (Provencal, "sign, high sign, signal") in order to mask their true meaning (nucleus) under an insincere or hypocritical surface (cortex or shell).
The author is convinced that the historiographical interpretations since the 1950s have moved too far from the traditional Manichee
models in favor of socioeconomic paradigms.
In his Confessions and Retractions, and between the lines in his numerous letters, he reveals himself as a man ever in flux: from a lustful adolescent to an ascetic old man, from a rationalizing Manichee
to a Catholic who accepted much on faith.
Chapter 3 treats Augustine's earliest notions of ascent and descent, for he came to understand that the perfection he sought as a Manichee
and as a Platonist would be possible only through the mediation of the divine descending in such a way as to effect humanity's elevation and transformation.
2) A similar conflicted attachment to, if not dependence on, physical and sexual love may also explain his reluctance to become a full-blown Manichee
instead of a mere auditor, as the status of the elect required celibacy.