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A. Vanspauwen
In Defence of Faith, Against the Manichaeans
Critical Edition and Historical, Literary and Theological Study of the Treatise Aduersus Manichaeos, Attributed to Evodius of Uzalis

approx. 500 p., 2 b/w ill., 25 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-58995-4
Languages: English
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This publication is the first comprehensive study of Evodius’ treatise Aduersus Manichaeos. It offers a new critical edition of the treatise as well as a thorough study of the treatise, its contents, and its historical context.

This publication offers a historical, literary, and theological study of the treatise Aduersus Manichaeos, attributed to Evodius of Uzalis. Evodius was a friend and contemporary of Augustine of Hippo. His anti-Manichaean treatise Aduersus Manichaeos constitutes an important source on both the Christian church as well as the Manichaean movement in the Latin world of the fifth century. Nevertheless, because the treatise bears witness to the influence of the anti-Manichaean writings of Augustine of Hippo, it has not yet been systematically studied on its own. As a result, much of its historical circumstances have been shrouded in mystery.

This volume is the result of the doctoral research of Aäron Vanspauwen (KU Leuven). The volume reconstructs the circumstances in which Aduersus Manichaeos was written, and studies the treatise in relation to its fifth-century North African context. This publication complements the study of Aduersus Manichaeos with a new critical edition of the original Latin text of the treatise, including a facing English translation.
Aäron Vanspauwen is a postdoctoral researcher (FWO) at the Research Unit 'History of Church and Theology', Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven. His research interests lie in patristic studies, Manichaean studies, and the medieval and early modern reception of late antiquity. In his doctoral research he studied the anti-Manichaean treatise Aduersus Manichaeos of Evodius of Uzalis.
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Ancient & Oriental religions (excl. Judaism & offshoots)
Christian Church : laity & heterodoxy
Faith and dogmatic issues
Heresies, persecutions of heterodoxy, christian denominations & sects
Christian Theology & Theologians
Western Fathers (c. 160-735)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin language
Ecclesiastical Latin language
Latin literature
Early Christian & Patristic Latin literature

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