Manicheism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manicheism The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manichæans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manicheism The religious system taught by or derived from the teachings of Manichæus; Manichean doctrine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Manicheism the doctrines of the Manichæans
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. manichéisme,

Usage

In literature:

MANICHEISM, n. The ancient Persian doctrine of an incessant warfare between Good and Evil.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Un altro paio di maniche!
"A Siren" by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
Manicheism, relation of, to Albigensians, 233.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Hence they appear to entertain the doctrine of two adverse principles, improperly called Manicheism.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
It was about the same time that the eastern doctrine of Manicheism was said to have been brought into Egypt by Papus, and Thomas or Hernias.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Cubricus or Corbicius, the founder of Manicheism, was born in Babylonia about the year A.D. 216.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
The same was true of Manicheism.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
They were all "princes of darkness;" and the age seemed to afford a triumph of Manicheism!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Pauline theology, Augustinianism, and Manicheism have much in common.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
This was the rise of Manicheism, named for its founder Manes.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
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