Discovery Themes Seminar by Jason BeDuhn

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March 7, 2018
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Location
University Hall 448

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Add to Calendar 2018-03-07 15:30:00 2018-03-07 17:00:00 Discovery Themes Seminar by Jason BeDuhn

Discovery Themes Seminar by Jason BeDuhn

Title:
As Rivers Flow into the Ocean: Manichaean Reception and Remake of Ancient Myth

Description:
Manichaeans claimed that all religions stemmed from a common source, and all mythologies represented distorted versions of an original myth.  Mani and his followers used a kind of comparative mythology to recover and reconstruct this imagined ur-myth, and we can understand Manichaean myth as a selective synthesis and reinterpretation of regional mythic themes of West Asia. 

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Discovery Themes Seminar by Jason BeDuhn

Title:
As Rivers Flow into the Ocean: Manichaean Reception and Remake of Ancient Myth

Description:
Manichaeans claimed that all religions stemmed from a common source, and all mythologies represented distorted versions of an original myth.  Mani and his followers used a kind of comparative mythology to recover and reconstruct this imagined ur-myth, and we can understand Manichaean myth as a selective synthesis and reinterpretation of regional mythic themes of West Asia.