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Synonyms for Manichaean

an adherent of Manichaeism

of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism


of or relating to Manichaeism

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When you meet folks worried about the devil's authority over themselves or others, you're talking to a Manichaean.
But in this fervent state, it turns into a Manichaean struggle of light and darkness.
Sinjar is the traditional home of the Yazidi, an eclectic religious sect fusing Zoroastrian, Manichaean, Jewish, Nestorian Christian and Islamic elements.
His father's Manichaean values enabled the extroverted, physical, good-natured Kyle to kill repeatedly and remorselessly in war; yet his thousand days in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 led to anguish for his family and a distressing sense of his own limitations.
For Gandhi, as for our contributors, such border crossing sheds light on what Jean-Luc Nancy calls the space of 'the between as such'--and it is from this space that the 'crisis of nonrelation' encoded in Manichaean structures is simultaneously disclosed and refused (Gandhi 2006, p.
Here especially, in this dualistic environment with its amplified decibels ever increasing, Carl-treatiser's Sic-n-Non mode and mood finds no room in the Manichaean inn.
Unfortunately, the rising rancor and polarization between liberals and conservatives has turned our politicians into Manichaean priests.
I have known since adolescence--though in Soviet Russia it was all a bit hard to believe, these United States of ours being, after all, the Manichaean pole of Light--that Edgar Allan Poe was completely unknown in America and would have perished in obscurity had he not found a literary agent in Charles Baudelaire and a vociferous claque in Baudelaires milieu in France.
The papers collected here present many different responses to the "problem of evil" (the origin of evil in the world and the justification of its existence) and discuss various representations of the forces of good and evil, spanning the Early Christian period, from the New Testament up to the eighth century CE, and covering a range of sources from the Orthodox Christian apologists to Gnostic and Manichaean texts.
But it is worth remembering that Manichaean good-versus-evil typecasting, to which former US President George W.
The African (native) Manichaean personality, Fanon views and describes through his psychiatric lens, tells of the universal struggle African people in the American diaspora faced since they were brought to the shores of the North American continent as slaves.
This book will challenge those who do not accept the Manichaean notion of the co-determination of good and evil or a Kantian subjectivism that abandons any effort to determine the moral content of ethical claims.
And they are often born out of Manichaean struggles, waged on streets or in courtrooms, which is how they are exposed and brought to the forefront of public consciousness.
The Confessions provide Kolbet with crucial insights into Augustine's early and Manichaean years but, with Augustine's retirement to Cassiciacum, Kolbet's study moves steadily forward on an advancing tide of contemporary letters and treatises.