od, memory and beauty: A Manichaean analysis of Augustine’s Confessions, Book X
Author(s)Johannes van Oort
Confessions Book X
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
DOAJ:Philosophy and Religion
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AbstractThe article first sketches some main trends in the recent study of Augustine’s Confessions as a work aimed at Manichaean readers. It then detects and analyses the Manichaean-inspired parts in Book X of the Confessions. Augustine’s famous theory of memory seems to be directly inspired by Manichaean concepts such as found in the Coptic Manichaean Kephalaia. The article end with a number of conclusions.