Jason David BeDuhn G'18

Jason David BeDuhn
Professor
Comparative Cultural Studies
Northern Arizona University
last updated: 7/17/2019

ACLS Project Development Grants 2018
Professor
Comparative Cultural Studies
Northern Arizona University
The Manichaean Soul

The Manichaean religion’s distinctive concept of the soul intersects with recent re-evaluations of selfhood and reveals sophisticated ancient psychological analysis. This project, by elucidating that concept, contributes to a historical genealogy of the soul and brings fresh perspective to current debates about the nature of selfhood and humanity. The grant will support archival research in the Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Illinois collections.