1. an adherent of Manichaeism
  1. of or relating to Manichaeism
  2. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    a Manichaean conflict between good and evil
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How To Use Manichaean In A Sentence

  • Manichaean symbols and apocalyptic scenarios are bandied about with future consequences and rhetorical restraint thrown to the winds.
  • Notwithstanding that the name Albigenses was given after the council of Lombers to the new Manichaeans, Albi was less identified with the great religious and political struggle of Southern Gaul in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries than were Castres and other neighbouring towns. Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine
  • Crazy Fred seems to confuse Christianity with the Manichaean/Cathar heresy. January 22nd, 2009
  • The Gnostic and Manichaean struggles had ripened the idea that, although at times diseases are punishments by the Almighty, the main agency in them is Satanic.
  • The apologist for deterrence of this kind assumes a sort of Manichaean view that war is of its nature irrational and apocalyptic, avoidable only by threats of total annihilation.
  • Perhaps this indicates his familiarity with the Middle Persian term burxan, meaning prophet, used for “Buddha” in Sogdian and Uighur Buddhist texts, and earlier in Manichaean texts for all prophets. The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire ��� 18 The Ghaznavids and Seljuqs
  • He became bishop of Hippo (396) and was engaged in constant theological controversy, combating Manichaeans, Donatists, and Pelagians.
  • Three other McCain advisors were sitting onstage, but it was Lieberman — whom Barack Obama endorsed just two years ago, when he faced a primary challenge — who volubly took the lead in criticizing the Democratic candidate, whom he described as unprepared to lead the country through a Manichaean global struggle. Lieberman Drops by Foreign-Policy Forum, Explains Himself, Shreds Obama
  • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil
  • The Palestinian-American critic Edward Said, who in polemical moments indulged in a Manichaeanism inflamed by the Palestinian cause, was one of those who found in Fanon a link between Marxist totality and Third World anticolonialism. The Chosen Peoples
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