from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The religious system taught by or derived from the teachings of Manichæus; Manichean doctrine.


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  • Their worldview - marinated in a foul imperialistic manicheism - is uttlerly illiberal.

    Hullabaloo 2006

  • Perhaps at the bottom of it all there was a kind of unconscious manicheism, and Satan, as Prince of Darkness, or of the Powers of the Air, became at last a sovereign, with his great feudatories and countless vassals, capable of maintaining a not unequal contest with the King of Heaven.

    Among My Books First Series James Russell Lowell 1855

  • The inquiry at first was painful, and half convinced me of the truth of manicheism; but deeper research taught me that the errors of man do not originate in the perversity of his nature, but of his ignorance.

    The Adventures of Hugh Trevor Thomas Holcroft 1777

  • In this double turn of events, the strong values of modernity have been substituted by a "weak thinking", vulnerable to manipulation and manicheism.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers Steve Ornstein 2010

  • It would be more appropriate to mention other faiths like boedhism, manicheism, judaism etc and not only christianity.

    Welcome to Islam-Watch 2010


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