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Manichaean

adjective
1.
Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism.  Synonym: dualistic.
2.
Of or relating to Manichaeism.  Synonyms: Manichean, Manichee.






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"Manichaean" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the Greeks, not congenial to the Serbs, and during the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Bogomil heresy (cf. chap, 6), a much more primitive and democratic form of Christianity, already familiar in the East as the Manichaean heresy, took hold of the Serbs' imagination and made as rapid and disquieting progress in their country as it had already done in the neighbouring Bulgaria; inasmuch as the Greek hierarchy considered this teaching to be socialistic, subversive, and ...
— The Balkans - A History Of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey • Nevill Forbes, Arnold J. Toynbee, D. Mitrany, D.G. Hogarth

... Lucifer were unwilling to attach themselves either to God or to the rebel hosts of heaven. So, as a punishment, God made them dwell in mortal bodies in a state of probation. This work was considered tainted with the Manichaean heresy, and was condemned to the flames, and some assert that Palmieri shared the fate of his book. This, however, ...
— Books Fatal to Their Authors • P. H. Ditchfield



Words linked to "Manichaean" :   disciple, dualism, Manichaeism, adherent



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