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  • noun Plural form of Manichee.


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  • Furthermore, what the Manichees had criticised in Thy Scriptures, I thought could not be defended; yet at times verily I had a wish to confer upon these several points with some one very well skilled in those books, and to make trial what he thought thereon: for the words of one Helpidius, as he spoke and disputed face to face against the said Manichees, had begun to stir me even at Carthage: in that he had produced things out of the Scriptures, not easily withstood, the Manichees’ answer whereto seemed to me weak.

    The Fifth Book 1909

  • The many sects known by the name of Albigenses were Gnostics; but they were better known as Manichees, for the Roman law was severe on Manichees, who were dualists, and by a dualist they meant a worshipper of the devil.

    Lectures on Modern history John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton 1868

  • In articles on the Manichees and early Christian heretics such as the Paulicians and Marcionites who proposed similarly dualistic solutions, Bayle conceded that on purely rational grounds, their view was no less rational than the orthodox one.

    This, About The Man I Met Out Here In Nearly Nowhere 2009

  • Saint Augustine, in his work against the Manichees who denied procreation, he said they made the “Bridal chamber a brothel.”

    Here is... Joanna Bogle 2009

  • In Carthage, he joined the heretical Manichees and persuaded others to follow suit.

    Saint Monica de Brantigny........................ 2008

  • In Carthage, he joined the heretical Manichees and persuaded others to follow suit.

    Archive 2008-08-24 de Brantigny........................ 2008

  • The Manichees deny God is the ultimate source of all things and instead posit two first principles, one good and one evil.

    William of Auvergne Lewis, Neil 2008

  • Manichees hold that Pythagorean transmigration of souls from men to beasts; [6571] the

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Gnostics, what the Essenes, what the Manichees, and what the

    The Transcendentalist 2006

  • Securely in the Eastern theological tradition, John wrote apologetic works expounding and defending the faith in response to the Moslems, as well as the Manichees, the Nestorians, and the Monophysites.

    Homily for the Feast of St John Damascene Fr Timothy Matkin 2006


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