God, memory and beauty: A Manichaean analysis of Augustine’s Confessions, Book X

  • J van Oort

Abstract

The article first sketches some main trends in the recent study of Augustine’s Confessions as a work aimed at Manichaean readers. It then detects and analyses the Manichaean-inspired parts in Book X of the Confessions. Augustine’s famous theory of memory seems to be directly inspired by Manichaean concepts such as found in the Coptic Manichaean Kephalaia. The
article end with a number of conclusions.
Published
2013-04-26
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Articles

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eISSN: 2072-8050
print ISSN: 0259-9422