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Women in Augustine's anti-Manichaean writings: Rumour, rhetoric, and ritual

Baker-Brian, Nicholas ORCID: 2013. Women in Augustine's anti-Manichaean writings: Rumour, rhetoric, and ritual. Vinzent, Markus, ed. Studia Patristica LXX: Papers presented at the sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011: Volume 18: St Augustine and his Opponents, Studia Patristica, vol. 70. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 499-520.

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This paper critically re-evaluates a number of Augustine’s anti-Manichaean writings, principally his De moribus manichaeorum and De natura boni, together with the anti-Manichaean entry in his De haeresibus from the perspective of recent developments in the study of gender, visual representations as ‘viewing’, and the role of rumour and hearsay in ancient heresiological discourse. It discusses the role of women in Augustine’s anti-Manichaean rhetoric, and also salvages historical impressions of Manichaean women from the patristic literature of the late fourth and early fifth centuries.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Publisher: Peeters
ISBN: 9789042930032
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