15. Augustine and the Books of the Manicheans

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Johannes van Oort

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch15

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

van Oort, J. (2012) Augustine and the Books of the Manicheans, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine, and the Books of the Manicheans;
  • Augustine's acquaintance, with the Manicheans;
  • Manichean type of Christianity, or church;
  • The Manichean Church;
  • Manicheism, as a Christian heresy;
  • Manicheism, Christ-centered message of salvation;
  • Mani's gnostic–Christian religion;
  • Manichean myth, ethics, cult, and church organization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Manichean Church

  • The Manichean Books

  • Augustine's Knowledge of the Manicheans

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading