His History of the Manicheans is dedicated to the archbishop of Bulgaria, whither the Paulicians were sending missionaries.
The Paulicians were, according to Esc., Manicheans, so called after Paul of Samosata, son of a Manichean woman Callinice.
The same trait is reported of the Thonraki and of the real Manicheans.
2 Manicheans, Bogomils, Cathars and Paulicians for like reasons denied the name of church to material constructions of wood and stone.
It may be that under stress of common persecution there was a certain fusion in Armenia of Pauliani and Manicheans.