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On Spiritual Transition In [Five(?)] Forms And That Through Which The Church Adapts

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This chapter presents translation of theological topic from The Kephalaia of The Teacher in the codex page format. Soteriological pattern can be found in the chapter. Here, several series of five "transitions" are described. The first series appears to describe the movement of the individual towards righteousness and entry into the Holy Church (1Ke 453.4-455.6), while the second series describes the fate of the soul after death, as it passes through the various stations and light-vehicles to its eventual reunification with the Father (1Ke 455.7- 456.17). This second series then appears to be re-expressed, although this time with slight variations in detail and an association with the "Five Dwellings". While the exact details of these transition series are impossible to reconstruct, it is at least clear that the movements of the soul were seen as taking place in five-stages.

Keywords:Holy Church; Manichaean Kephalaia; soteriological pattern; spiritual transition



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