Demonstrative Proof in Defence of God : A Study of Titus of Bostra's <i>Contra Manichaeos</i> - The Work's Sources, Aims and Relation to its Contemporary Theology
The study illuminates the text's relation to contemporary theology and philosophy and interprets it in the light of the ideological conflicts between pagans, Catholic Christians and Manichaeans in the 4th century. It includes an examination of the possible Manichaean sources used by Titus, and, furthermore, a critical text study and translation of central passages in Contra Manichaeos, based both on the Greek text and the Syriac version of it.
- Hardback | 576 pages
- 163.58 x 242.82 x 40.64mm | 1,184g
- 01 Sep 2004
- Leiden, Netherlands
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Table of contents
II. Summary of Contents
III. Receptions, editions and scholarship history of 'Contra Manichaeos'
IV. The historical and literary context for Titus of Bostra's 'Contra Manichaeos'
V. The audience for 'Contra Manichaeos' and the portrayal of Manichaeism that Titus wished to present to them
VI. The Manichaean texts used by Titus of Bostra
VII. Titus of Bostra's philosophical position
VIII. Titus of Bostra's interpretation of the Paradise narrative
IX. Comparison between the exegesis of Genesis in Titus of Bostra and in a number of writers in "the Antiochene School"
X. Summary of the study's most important conclusions
XI. Critical examinations of the text
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