The Search for God in Ancient Egypt

The Search for God in Ancient Egypt

by Jan Assmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801487293

ISBN-13: 9780801487293

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Cornell University Press

First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. Deeply rooted in the texts

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First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. Deeply rooted in the texts of ancient Egypt and thoroughly informed by comparative religion, theology, anthropology, and semiotic analysis, Assmann's interpretations reveal the complexity of Egyptian thought in a new way.Assmann takes special care to distinguish between the "implicit" theology of Egyptian polytheism and the "explicit" theology that is concerned with exploring the problem of the divine. His discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth; his consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801487293
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ENG ED
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
864,198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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