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One of the first to spread Manicheism in the Christian Orient. He was probably a Mesopotamian, and introduced the heresy into Eleutheropolis (Palestine). The Manichæans were sometimes called after him Acuanitae. St. Epiphanius (Against Heresies I.66.1) 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).
COWELL, in Dict. of Christ. Biogr., I, 32.
APA citation. (1907). Acuas. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01126a.htm
MLA citation. "Acuas." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01126a.htm>.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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