Egyptian Light and Hebrew Fire: Theological and Philosophical Roots of Christendom in Evolutionary Perspectiveby Karl W. Luckert
Egyptian Light and Hebrew Fire focuses on the cosmology of ancient Egypt and on derived traditions. The book outlines how the ancient Egyptian world view affected Hebrew religion, Greek philosophy, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, and early Christianity. It traces ideological roots of Western civilization back to its earliest known prototypes in the Pyramid and Coffin texts of ancient Egypt. It challenges us to refocus some of our history of early Greek philosophy, and it positively identifies Neoplatonism as a philosophized and scarcely disguised neo-Egyptian theology.
“My overall impression is that Egyptian Light and Hebrew Fire will make a strong impact upon our previous interpretations and understanding regarding the ‘uniqueness’ of Judeo-Christian society. Although there have been studies on related topics in the past, this work presents a good, overall perspective and still maintains attention to detail. I think it would also be a wonderful textbook for an upper division class in Comparative Religion.” Garth Alford, University of Washington
“Luckert is constructive, teasy, honest, enlightening.” Burton L. Mack, Claremont Graduate School
Meet the Author
Karl W. Luckert is Professor of History of Religions at Southwest Missouri State University.
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