The Search for God in Ancient Egypt

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Cornell University Press, 2001 - 275 pages
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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.
 

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PART ONE THE DIMENSIONS
15
The Cosmos
53
The Verbal or Mythic Dimension
83
Myth I
111
THE DEVELOPMENT
161
Theodicy and Theology in the Middle Kingdom 169
169
The New Gods 189
189
Abbreviations
245
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Page 262 - XIV. Le rituel du culte divin journalier en Egypte d'après les papyrus de Berlin et les textes du temple de Séti Ier, à Abydos, par ALEXANDRE MORET.

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Jan Assmann is professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg.

David Lorton, an Egyptologist, is the translator of many books, including Erik Hornung's books The Secret Lore of Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light , both from Cornell.

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