• WordNet 3.6
    • n Manichaeism a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Manichaeism See Manicheism.
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In literature:

Even more remarkable is the admixture of Buddhism in Manichaeism.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
They brought with them their own religions: Manichaeism, Mazdaism, and Nestorian Christianity.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
KESSLER, K. Mani (Berlin, 1889 and 1903); article "Mani und die Manichaeer" (in Herzog-Hauck's Real-Encyklopaedie) (Leipzig, 1903).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
That Comte was not able to discern this, arose, as we have seen, from the fact that he held a kind of Manichaeism of his own.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
This old-world wisdom of the Hindus, a thousand years before our era, is worthily to be paralleled from the Manichaeism of about the year 400.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
It consists, really, of a re-affirmation as to the Catholic condemnation of the heresy of Manichaeism.
"An Outline of Sexual Morality" by Kenneth Ingram
Augustine stayed for a year in Rome, occupied in literary work, particularly in controversy with Manichaeism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Manichaeism, deifying the antithesis of matter, takes the path of ascetic suppression of the body.
"Studies of Christianity" by James Martineau