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Augustine on Manichaeism and Original Sin

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas

Augustine on Manichaeism and Original Sin

Taught by Professor David Brakke | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of Christianity, was a Manichaean before becoming a Christian. Observe how Augustine, as a Christian, vehemently opposed Manichaean views of God, good, and evil, and how he developed his teaching on original sin in response to what he had learned in Manichaeism.


May 28, 2016