Mani at the Court of the Persian Kings explores new evidence from the Chester Beatty Kephalaia, which presents Mani at the heart of Sasanian Iran, in dialogue with sages and nobles, acting as a cultural mediator between East and West.
Iain Gardner, Ph.D. (Manchaster University 1983), is Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Sydney. He has published many works on both Manichaeism and Coptic papyrology, including (with Malcolm Choat) A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power (Brepols 2013). Jason BeDuhn, Ph.D. (Indiana University, 1995), is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Northern Arizona University. His previous publications include The Manichaean Body (Johns Hopkins, 2000) and Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, vols. 1 and 2 (University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2013). Paul Dilley, Ph.D. (Yale University, 2008), is Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, with a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Classics. He is a specialist in Early Christianity, including Coptic, and has published on monasticism, apocrypha, and Manichaeism.