Share this entry

Share this page

Manichaeism

Saltos de línea: Mani¦chae|ism
Pronunciación: /ˌmanɪˈkiːɪz(ə)m
 
/
(also Manicheism)

Definición de Manichaeism en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1A dualistic religious system with Christian, Gnostic, and pagan elements, founded in Persia in the 3rd century by Manes (circa 216-circa 276) and based on a supposed primeval conflict between light and darkness. It was widespread in the Roman Empire and in Asia, and survived in eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) until the 13th century.
Example sentences
  • The kings converted to Manichaeism, the ‘religion of light’, imported by refugees from the Middle East.
  • Gnosticism eventually declined and was replaced by Manichaeism, founded by Mani.
  • After abandoning Manicheism he turned to Neoplatism to elucidate his metaphysical thoughts about God.
1.1Religious or philosophical dualism.
Example sentences
  • Central to its argument is the idea that the novel offers a critique of essentialism and Manicheism.
  • The possibility of attaining paradise lies, instead, in the deconstruction of Manicheism by means of the integration of opposites.
  • For gone is the implied but relatively crude Manichaeism of the earlier books.

Origen

early 17th century: from late Latin Manichaeus (from the name Manes) + -ism.

Definición de Manichaeism en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día resilient
Pronunciación: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…