Mattias Brand, Religion and the everyday life of Manichaeans in Kellis: beyond light and darkness. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies, 102. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022. Pp. 383. ISBN 9789004508224I noted the publication of the book here. For more on the important site of Kellis, Egypt, and its Manichean texts, see there and links, plus here.
Joseph E. Sanzo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice. firstname.lastname@example.org
... Brand has produced a well-informed and highly nuanced analysis of late antique Manichean life in Kellis. The image of Manichaeism in late-antique Kellis that emerges from this book is one of a complex and ever-shifting relationship between Manichean religious identity or “groupness,” on the one hand, and the exigencies of quotidian existence across a range of social contexts (e.g., family, economy, and scribal culture), on the other hand. ...
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