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Acuas

One of the first to spread Manicheism in the Christian Orient

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Acuas, one of the first to spread Manicheism in the Christian Orient. He was probably a Mesopotamian, and introduced the heresy into Eleutheropolis (Palestine). The Manicheans were sometimes called after him Acuanitae. St. Epiphanius (Adv. Haer., lxvi, 1) calls him a veteranus, i.e. an ex-soldier of the empire, and fixes his propaganda in the fourth year of the reign of Aurelian (273).

JOHN J. A’ BECKET.


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