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Acuas

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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).


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COWELL, in Dict. of Christ. Biogr., I, 32.

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APA citation. A'Becket, J.J. (1907). Acuas. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01126a.htm

MLA citation. A'Becket, John Joseph. "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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