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- noun A believer in Manichaeism.
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- noun Same as
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- noun Alternative form of
- adjective Alternative form of
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- noun an adherent of Manichaeism
- adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
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Stephen Runciman has some interesting things to say about the Bogomils of Yugoslavia in his book, “The Medieval Manichee.”
Though he refers to Mani, the third-century originator of the Manichee sect, he seems chiefly concerned with the Cathars of his day.
Just now thou wert but a coward, and now thou art a Manichee.
Ramus his logic, and Plato his dialectical devilries, to confess himself a Manichee, and, for aught he knew, a turbaned Turk, or
For after it was clear that he was ignorant of those arts in which I thought he excelled, I began to despair of his opening and solving the difficulties which perplexed me (of which indeed however ignorant, he might have held the truths of piety, had he not been a Manichee).
When he was a Manichee he was a heretic, not a heathen, and so might have some esteem for the church; or if he had no respect for the church as the church, yet he might -- even by the confession of Papists themselves, so far as he saw the consent of so many nations, and the prescription of so long time, and other like arguments in the church, to induce him reverence it.
About the year 390, Priscillianus, a Manichee, and a
Having nothing now left but his own person, he disposed of that again on several other occasions, where the corporal or spiritual necessities of his neighbor called for relief: once to a certain Manichee at Lacedæmon, whom he served for two years, and before they were expired, brought both him and his whole family over to the true faith.
Photius relates that a certain Manichee woman, named Kallinike sent her two sons Paul and John to Armenia to propagate this heresy; the name is corrupted from Pauloioannoi
(Leipzig, 1901); Beausobre, Hist.crit. de Manichee et du Manicheisme (Amsterdam, 1734); Bousett, Hauptprobleme der