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When Worlds Collide: Manichaeism and Christianity in Late Antiquity

24 Jun 2019-Undergraduate Research Journal (University of Oregon)-Vol. 15, Iss: 1, pp 43-56
TL;DR: The Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA) 2019 as mentioned in this paper was the first year of the ULA scholarship competition, with a total prize allocation of $1,000,000.
Abstract: Submitted to the Undergraduate Library Research Award scholarship competition: (2019). 24 p.

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Peter Brown1
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examine the attitudes to labour that were crystallized among the monks of two different regions of the Christian world in the late third and fourth centuries and consider the implications, in Western Christianity, of the victory of the commitment to labour associated with the monks in Egypt.
Abstract: This article examines the attitudes to labour that were crystallized among the monks of two different regions of the Christian world in the late third and fourth centuries. The monks of Syria opted against work. Along with the Manichaean Elect, they expected to be supported by the alms of the faithful. Work for them was inconsistent with the ‘angel-like’ life of the ascetic. This view was hotly contested by the monks of Egypt, who regarded labour as part of the duty of the monk and as the monk’s link to a common, non-angelic humanity. Having sketched out the social and ideological background of both options, the article considers the implications, in Western Christianity, of the victory of the commitment to labour associated with the monks of Egypt.

5 citations

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10 Mar 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors presented quantites de vases en verre au decor elabore, datant de l'epoque sassanide, etaient supposes provenir du Gilan, une hypothese que semblaient confirmer de rares pieces trouvees dans des tombes du Dailaman (voir S. Fukai, Study of Iranian Art and Archaeology: Glass and Metalwork, Tokyo, 1968).
Abstract: Dans les annees 1960, des quantites de vases en verre au decor elabore, datant de l’epoque sassanide, etaient supposes provenir du Gilan, une hypothese que semblaient confirmer de rares pieces trouvees dans des tombes du Dailaman (voir S. Fukai, Study of Iranian Art and Archaeology: Glass and Metalwork, Tokyo, 1968) ou supposees provenir de cette region tres pillee. De la, cette region etait supposee etre le lieu de production de ces verreries, qui aurait fourni aussi la Mesopotamie. L’A. mon...

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TL;DR: In this article, a vivid book reflects the constant mishaps, serious accidents and dangers, the immensity of China; the divergent ethnic groups; the ambitious generals; and the brigands.
Abstract: This vivid book reflects that exciting expedition -- the constant mishaps, serious accidents and dangers; the immensity of China; the divergent ethnic groups; the ambitious generals; and the brigands.

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TL;DR: The Silk Road is commonly used as a convenient blanket term to describe the many trade routes and points of contact that crisscrossed Central Asia as mentioned in this paper, to the point that everything in the history of the region is conceptualized within the confines of the Silk Road(s).
Abstract: The Silk Road is commonly used as a convenient blanket term to describe the many trade routes and points of contact that criss-crossed Central Asia. The term is generally overused, to the point that everything in the history of the region is conceptualized within the confines of the Silk Road(s). By reading Greco-Roman and particularly Chinese sources on the contacts between the eastern and western termini of the Eurasian continent, this article demonstrates that the Silk Road is not only a nineteenth-century name but, indeed, a modern historiographical invention, serving to lump together individual histories and creating long-distance connections where they never existed. It is proposed that for a more productive study of Central Asian history, we must do away with the notion of the Silk Road and notice the realities, to consider individual socioeconomic systems and their peculiarities.

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01 Jan 1997
TL;DR: In this article, an international group of leading scholars in the fields of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern studies, comparative religion, early Christianity, patristics, Turkic studies, and Coptology have discussed the vast geographical spread of Manichaeism.
Abstract: This volume contains several presentations of new Manichaean source materials and provocative essays upon them. The studies are authored by an international group of leading scholars in the fields of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern studies, comparative religion, early Christianity, patristics, Turkic studies, and Coptology. Throughout the book the studies present and discuss a variety of source materials representing the vast geographical spread of Manichaeism. This book should prove to be foundational for future research on Manichaeism and late antique religions in general.

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