Followers of Manes (216-277) adhered to a radical dualism between good and evil, or spirit and body, and recommended an ascetic way of life. Augustine, who had been a Manichaean before his conversion to Christianity, later wrote an extended refutation of this heretical doctrine.
A collection of original Manichaean texts and other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents as well as the anti-Manichaean writings of Augustine.
Wikipedia article about the origin, history, theology and sacred writings of Manichaeism.
A Catholic Encyclopedia article with sections on the history, the doctrine, discipline, and a list of Manichæan and anti-Manichæan writers and their works.
A short article comparing Manichaenism with Christianity.
Translations of a number of anti-Manichaean writings in the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series I/Volume IV/Manichaean Controversy by Philip Schaff et al.
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