On the Morals of the Manichæans.


 On the Morals of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 1.—The Supreme Good is that Which is Possessed of Supreme Existence.

 Chapter 2.—What Evil is. That Evil is that Which is Against Nature. In Allowing This, the Manichæans Refute Themselves.

 Chapter 3.—If Evil is Defined as that Which is Hurtful, This Implies Another Refutation of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 4.—The Difference Between What is Good in Itself and What is Good by Participation.

 Chapter 5.—If Evil is Defined to Be Corruption, This Completely Refutes the Manichæan Heresy.

 Chapter 6.—What Corruption Affects and What It is.

 Chapter 7.—The Goodness of God Prevents Corruption from Bringing Anything to Non-Existence. The Difference Between Creating and Forming.

 Chapter 8.—Evil is Not a Substance, But a Disagreement Hostile to Substance.

 Chapter 9.—The Manichæan Fictions About Things Good and Evil are Not Consistent with Themselves.

 Chapter 10.—Three Moral Symbols Devised by the Manichæans for No Good.

 Chapter 11.—The Value of the Symbol of the Mouth Among the Manichæans, Who are Found Guilty of Blaspheming God.

 Chapter 12.—Manichæan Subterfuge.

 Chapter 13.—Actions to Be Judged of from Their Motive, Not from Externals. Manichæan Abstinence to Be Tried by This Principle.

 Chapter 14.—Three Good Reasons for Abstaining from Certain Kinds of Food.

 Chapter 15.—Why the Manichæans Prohibit the Use of Flesh.

 Chapter 16.—Disclosure of the Monstrous Tenets of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 17.—Description of the Symbol of the Hands Among the Manichæans.

 Chapter 18.—Of the Symbol of the Breast, and of the Shameful Mysteries of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 19.—Crimes of the Manichæans.

 Chapter 20.—Disgraceful Conduct Discovered at Rome.

On the Morals of the Manichæans.