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Reaching new international audiences – world’s first ever comprehensive guide to Manichaeism goes Japanese

30 September 2014

The first comprehensive introduction to Manichaeism aimed at the non-specialist and undergraduate reader Manichaeism: An Ancient Faith Rediscovered is now reaching new international markets following its translation into Japanese.

Initially released in 2011, the study by Cardiff University's Dr Nicholas Baker-Brian is a historical and theological introduction to Manichaeism, featuring a biographical treatment of the founder Mani, situating his personality, his writings and his ideas within the Aramaic Christian tradition of third century (CE) Mesopotamia.

The work also gives a historical treatment of the Manichaean church in late antiquity (250-700 CE), detailing the emergence of Manichaeism in the late Roman and Byzantine empires, in addition to examining the continuation of Manichaean traditions in the eastern world (China) up to the thirteenth century and beyond.