New Research and Sources for the Life of Mani

Recorded: March 2, 2021
Event: Pourdavoud Center Workshop - Current Trends in Manichaeism Studies

by Iain Gardner (University of Sydney)


Iain Gardner, Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Sydney
This presentation will outline recent trajectories in research on the Life of Mani. Evidence from in-process work on new sources will be presented, with particular reference to the editing of surviving remnants from Mani’s letters. Copies of these compositions were revered, collected, translated into many languages and circulated throughout the Manichaean communities, and they provide a remarkable insight into the life of the apostle and his immediate circle.