Dr. King describes Manichaeism, a religion and philosophical doctrine that originated in Persia.

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Manishcism: a religion - philosophical doctrine which spread from Persia to the West and was influential during the 3rd and 7th century. This movement was instituted by Mani a Magician who, upon conversion to Christianity, sought to synthesize the latter with the dualism by Zoroastrianism not without become a martyr to his faith. Here it is held that final salvation from the throes of evil demons is accomplished by ascetic living, and belief in Mani as the prophesied Paraclete (John 14:16-17)
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