Augustine and Manichaeism in the Latin West: Proceedings of by Johannes van Oort, Otto Wermelinger, Gregor Wurst

By Johannes van Oort, Otto Wermelinger, Gregor Wurst

Manichaeism, as soon as a gnostic international faith, quickly unfold to the Roman West. right here, the existence and the paintings of the long run Church Father Augustine (354-430) turned inextricably attached with Manichaean teachings and practices. In view of the various new Manichaean texts particularly, it seems that, with out a thorough wisdom of the "Religion of Light", Augustine's theology and philosophy are hardly ever feasible. This quantity brings jointly the chosen papers of the Fribourg-Utrecht symposium Augustine and Manichaeism within the Latin West, equipped on behalf of the overseas organization of Manichaean experiences in Fribourg (Switzerland) in the summertime of 1998. It incorporates a massive variety of contributions through best professionals at the topic, focussing at the diffusion of Mani's faith within the Latin West and on its influence upon St. Augustine.

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53 Cf. 13, 29, p. 278: «Huic igitur t a m i m m a n i difficultati, q u o n i a m de religione quaerimus, Deus solus mederi potest: q u e m nisi et esse et humanis mentibus opitulari credimus, nec q u a e r e r e q u i d e m ipsam u e r a m religionem d e b e m u s . » 54 Cf. 14, 31, p. 282: «hoc ergo credidi, ut dixi, f a m a e , celebritate, consensione uetustate r o b o r a t a e . Vos a u t e m et t a m pauci, et t a m turbulenti, et t a m noui, nemini dubium est quam nihil dignum auctontatepraeferatis.

A ces mentions, on peut a j o u t e r telle ou telle expression qui se réfère i n c o n t e s t a b l e m e n t au Christ, c o m m e celles-ci: « d o m i n u s » (§7), «ipse liberator noster» (§8), « d o m i n u m n o s t r u m Iesum» (§9); «ipsa Dei sincera, a e t e r n a i n c o m m u t a b i l i s q u e sapientia» (§33), «Deus in u e r o h o m i n e » (§34). 10 Mt 12, 3-4 et 19, 8 (§6); Mt 12, 39-40, 1 Co 10, 1-12, Ga 4, 22-26 (§8); Ga 5, 4 et 3, 24, 2 Co 3, 6, 14 et 16 (§9). " Voici les citations explicites: Mt 7, 8 (§30); J n 14, 1 (§32); les allusions conc e m e n t surtout les miracles du Christ qui sont évoqués d a n s les §32 et 34.

33), I, 26 u n d II, 86. Aurelius Augustinus, Soliloquiorum libri d u o I. 3, rec. : C S E L L X X X I X , W i e n 1896, S. 5. 32 Soliloq. I, 2, 7 (Anm. 31), S. 7. D a b e i ist klar, d a ß für Augustin der Begriff W a h r h e i t a u c h christologisch gerechtfertigt ist. Wichtig d a f ü r ist sein In J o a n n i s Evangelium T r a c t a t u s zu J o h a n n e s 8, 37-47, wo er a n m e r k t , d a ß der T e u f e l der V a t e r der Lüge ist, weil d e r T e u f e l aus sich selbst redet. U n d wie der V a t e r die W a h r h e i t als den S o h n erzeugte, so erzeugte d e r T e u f e l gleichsam als Sohn die Lüge.

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