ReviewsReeves is a superb scholar who has meticulously researched the literature relevant to this project. His extensive learning is manifest throughout. Nothing like this anthology exists in English for the Islamicate testimonia on Manichaeism, and therefore it fills an extremely important gap.
Michael A. Williams, Professor of Comparative Religion and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
At long last, after waiting three decades, we now have a work in English on the history of the religion of the Mani based on the rich original sources in Arabic by a scholar who is eminently qualified to undertake the task. This work is likely to remain a standard in its field for a long time to come.
Journal of Semitic Studies, 2013
An important source book.
These Prolegomena build strong foundations for the future work that will take decades; John C. Reeves made a great service to the scholars by assembling and annotating the scattered sources under one roof.