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Religion and the Everyday Life of Manichaeans in Kellis : Beyond Light and Darkness


Brand, Mattias (2022). Religion and the Everyday Life of Manichaeans in Kellis : Beyond Light and Darkness. Leiden: Brill.

Abstract

Religion is never simply there. In Religion and the Everyday Life of Manichaeans in Kellis, Mattias Brand shows where and when ordinary individuals and families in Egypt practiced a Manichaean way of life. Rather than portraying this ancient religion as a well-structured, totalizing community, the fourth-century papyri sketch a dynamic image of lived religious practice, with all the contradictions, fuzzy boundaries, and limitations of everyday life. Following these microhistorical insights, this book demonstrates how family life, gift-giving, death rituals, communal gatherings, and book writing are connected to our larger academic debates about religious change in late antiquity.

Abstract

Religion is never simply there. In Religion and the Everyday Life of Manichaeans in Kellis, Mattias Brand shows where and when ordinary individuals and families in Egypt practiced a Manichaean way of life. Rather than portraying this ancient religion as a well-structured, totalizing community, the fourth-century papyri sketch a dynamic image of lived religious practice, with all the contradictions, fuzzy boundaries, and limitations of everyday life. Following these microhistorical insights, this book demonstrates how family life, gift-giving, death rituals, communal gatherings, and book writing are connected to our larger academic debates about religious change in late antiquity.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology and the Study of Religion > Institute of Religious Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
Language:English
Date:20 May 2022
Deposited On:02 Jun 2022 06:50
Last Modified:02 Jun 2022 06:52
Publisher:Brill
Series Name:Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies
Volume:102
ISBN:978-90-04-51029-6
Additional Information:Published in Open Access with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://brill.com/view/title/61749
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  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)