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  • Live Science (the edition by Brice Jones is forthcoming in BASP) 
  • Studies on the Chester Beatty Kephalaia Codex

    Iain Gardner, University of Sydney,
    Jason BeDuhn Northern Arizona University and
    Paul Dilley, University of Iowa

    In Mani at the Court of the Persian Kings the authors explore evidence arising from their project to edit the Chester Beatty Kephalaia codex. This new text presents Mani at the heart of Sasanian Iran in dialogue with its sages and nobles, acting as a cultural mediator between East and West and interpreter of Christian, Iranian, and Indian traditions. Nine chapters study Mani’s appropriation of the ‘law of Zarades’ and of Iranian epic; suggest a new understanding of his last days; and analyse his formative role in the history of late antique religions.
    These interdisciplinary studies advance research in several fields and will be of interest to scholars of Manichaeism, Sasanian Iran, and the development of religions in Late Antiquity.

    ISBN13: 9789004234703
    E-ISBN: 9789004282629
    Publication Date:  November 2014
    Copyright Year:  2015
    Format:  Hardback
    Main Series:
    Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies
    ISSN: 0929-2470
    Volume: 87
    Iain Gardner, An Introduction to the Chester Beatty Kephalaia Codex

    PART A: Studies on the Manichaean Kephalaia
    Paul Dilley, Mani’s Wisdom at the Court of the Persian Kings: The Genre and Context of the Chester Beatty Kephalaia
    Jason David BeDuhn, Parallels between Coptic and Iranian Kephalaia: Goundesh and the King of Touran
    Iain Gardner, The Final Ten Chapters

    PART B: New Sources from the Chester Beatty Codex
    Paul Dilley, Also Schrieb Zarathustra? Mani as Interpreter of the ‘Law of Zarades’
    Jason David BeDuhn, Iranian Epic in the Chester Beatty Kephalaia
    Iain Gardner, Mani’s Last Days.
    Map and Table of Place Names

    PART C: Manichaeism and the History of Religions
    Paul Dilley, ‘Hell Exists, and We have Seen the Place Where It Is’: Rapture and Religious Competition in Sasanian Iran
    Jason David BeDuhn, Mani and the Crystallization of the Concept of ‘Religion’ in Third Century Iran
  • A request for Information from Roberta Mazza:

  • Housing Papyri at the UM Library