The volume contains the proceedings of the ninth international symposium of the International Association of Manichaean Studies (IAMS) held at the University of Turin (11th-15th September, 2017) and covering all major aspects of Manichaean studies.
This new volume brings the research on many aspects of Manichaeism up to date and offers also first editions or re-editions with new interpretations of Manichaean texts in the languages used by the Eastern and Western Manichaeans. It includes important studies on Manichaean Art, and on newly discovered Manichaean texts in Chinese and Parthian from Xiapu in South China.
Jason BEDUHN — Manichaean Redaction of Non-Manichaean Narratives, and the Case of Bilawhar and Budasf
Fernando BERMEJO-RUBIO — Syncretism versus Transversality: On the Emergence of Mani’s Religious Outlook
Iris COLDITZ — Some Iranian Names of Manichaeans from Non-Iranian Sources. With an Appendix to Iranisches Personennamenbuch 2,1
Federico DRAGONI and Enrico MORANO — A Sogdian Manuscript in Manichaean Script on Cosmogony and Rules for Elect and Hearers in Manistans
Jean-Daniel DUBOIS — The coming of Jesus “without a body” (Kephalaion I, 12, 20ff.)
Desmond DURKIN-MEISTERERNST — Ārdhang wifrās
Jorinde EBERT — A Manichaean Portrait Painter at the Chinese Song Court?
Majella FRANZMANN — Heavenly mothers and virgins and the earthly Eve
Zsuzsanna GULÁCSI — Digital Restoration of an Icon of Jesus Preserved on an Uygur Manichaean Mortuary Banner from 10th-century Kocho
Xiaodan HU — The 7 distresses and 5 destinies of the individual soul: A study on Dunhuang Chinese Manichaean text the Scripture on Buddha-Nature 佛性經 in comparison with Turfan and Coptic parallels
Gábor KÓSA — A Survey of Research on the New Textual Materials from China (2013–2017)
Samuel N.C. LIEU — Manichaean Self-Identity revisited (I)
Xiao-He MA — The Painting of the Birth of Mani in Japan and “The Hymn of the Descent” in the Mani the Buddha of Light manuscript
Rea MATSANGOU — Legal aspects regarding Manichaean assembly places in the later Roman Empire
Gunner MIKKELSEN — Upāya in the Chinese Manichaean Texts from Dunhuang
Evgenia MOISEEVA — Prolegomena to Mani’s vision of the Old Testament
Betül ÖZBAY — The Orthography of the Rounded Vowels in Old Uyghur Manichean Texts
Betül ÖZBAY and Şehnaz BİÇER — The Headline Ornament: Analysis of the Illuminated Manichaean Manuscript: MIK III 6368
Nils Arne PEDERSEN — Differing Interpretations of Mani’s Apostolate in Manichaean Sources: Subordination or Superiority?
Andrea PIRAS — The Painting of the Living Soul. Metaphors and Practices of Self Restoration
Flavia RUANI — Playing with Literature for Religious Competition: Manichaean Characters in Syriac Hagiography
Natale SPINETO, Julien Ries e gli studi sul Manicheismo
Michel TARDIEU — Les métamorphoses du Troisième Messager
Michel TARDIEU, Danny PRAET and Flavia RUANI — , Franz Cumont et le développement des études manichéennes
Håkon Fiane TEIGEN — ‘The Church where I am’: Elect organisation in the Roman Empire
Aäron VANSPAUWEN — Manichaean citations in De fide contra Manichaeos: The circulation of Latin Manichaean texts in North Africa
Yutaka YOSHIDA — Bögü Qaghan, Zieme, Clark, and Moriyasu: On some aspects of the early phase of the Uighur Manichaeism