Friday, February 12, 2010
Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma
I was surprised to find this book while I was browsing the Regenstein Library yesterday, as I hadn't heard about it yet. Jason David BeDuhn, who has published extensively on Manichaeism, has put out the first of a projected three volumes on Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma. BeDuhn traces Augustine's relationship with Manichaean thought as a corrective to perspectives based too heavily on Augustine's own later and more idealized account of his conversion. The book is listed as a 2009 release by Penn Press, but I believe that it actually came out in 2010.