Manichaeism

Cassie Chiusolo & Ryan Manning

What did the Manichaeans believe about God and the Bible?

The Manichaeans believed that "the good God is not the creator of all natures." The Manichaeans deny the power of God. God only created the spiritual things and the bad God created the material things.

What did the Manichaeans believe about creation?

In Manichaeism, there are two sources of creation. One is good and the other is evil. God is the creator of everything that is good and Satan is the creator of everything that is evil. The human body is from Satan, but the soul is from God.

What did the Manichaeans believe about the human person?

The Manichaeans believed that the human person is a "battleground." The soul defines the human person, but is under the influence of both good and evil.

How did the Manichaeans beliefs oppose Christianity?

The Manichaeans believe that Jesus did not exist as a physical man. They consider Christ as a manifestation of the Living Spirit. This means that they believe that Christ is not God.

How could Theology of the Body be used to argue against the Manichaeans?

Theology of the Body talks about how the human body is a good thing and is a gift of God. The body reveals something to us about God and ourselves and relationship to God. God created our bodies in his image and likeness.

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