The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

byJorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Hardcover | November 1, 2002

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The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the middle east around the same time as Christianity. What little study of the religion there has been has focused on the ancient Mandaeans and their relation to early Christianity. Buckley examines the lives and religion of contemporaryMandaeans, who live mainly in Iran and Iraq but also in New York and San Diego. She provides a comprehensive introduction to the religion and shows how its ancient texts inform the living religion, and vice versa.

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Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley is at Bowdoin College.

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Title:The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern PeopleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 6.3 × 9.41 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195153855

ISBN - 13:9780195153859

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