xii, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
9789004180345 hardcover alkaline paper 9004180346 9789004180901 e-book
Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies ; 70.
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Radboud University of Nijmegen, 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction. Augustine, manichaeism, and Holy Scripture Purpose Outline of the study Relevance Adimantus : a manichaean missionary. Adimantus' identity Augustine on Adimantus The argument from the Greek abjuration formulae The different regions of Adimantus' activity The relationship between the names 'Adimantus' and 'Addas Adimantus = Pappos? Adimantus' biography Adimantus' background Adimantus as a member of Mani's church Adimantus' missionary journeys Mani's missionary precepts and Adimantus Adimantus' missionary activities Provisional conclusions Adimantus' Disputationes : a reconstruction. Introduction Augustine's acquaintance with the Disputationes The years of Augustine's priesthood The Manichaean years Disputationes refuted in Contra adimantum The structure of Contra adimantum Double answers (Parts of) sermons in Contra adimantum Contra adimantum : preliminary conclusion Adimantus' Disputationes in Contra adimantum Disputationes disproved in sermons Introduction Sermons discussing disputations also refuted in Contra adimantum Sermons discussing disputations not mentioned in Contra adimantum The Disputationes in other works of Augustine Introduction Contra faustum De Genesi adversus Manichaeos De Genesi ad litteram libri duodecim Adimantus' Disputationes : a reconstruction of its contents Analysis of the Disputationes : its method, contents, and purposes. Introduction Bible texts Method and limitations The Old Testament quotations The New Testament quotations Exegetical methods of the Disputationes The methodological application of 'antitheses' The literal sense Did Adimantus ignore the context? Contents of the Disputationes Subjects of the Disputationes Arguments quoted in full Evaluation The form of the Disputationes The target group of the Disputationes The relevance of the Old Testament to Adimantus The importance attached to the New Testament The literary context of the Disputationes. Introduction Relevance Method The Contra faustum and the Capitula Writings against the superstitio of the Jews Writings against the deceit of the 'semi-christiani' Faustus' introduction to his Capitula Adimantus' fame as 'Paraclete' Adimantus' criticism of Christ's genealogies Adimantus' criticism of positive references to the Hebrew Bible Concluding remarks Other works The Modion Adimantus on the Manichaean myth The Kephalaia Evaluation Conclusions and suggestions for further research.