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Akhenaten and the religion of light

Author: Erik Hornung
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
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"Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.C.E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with Egypt's traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god Aten. Erik Hornung, one of the world's preeminent Egyptologists, here offers a concise  Read more...
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Hornung, Erik.
Akhenaten and the religion of light.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607385122
Online version:
Hornung, Erik.
Akhenaten and the religion of light.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)608649795
Named Person: Akhenaton, King of Egypt; Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt; Akhenaton, King of Egypt.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Hornung
ISBN: 0801436583 9780801436581
OCLC Number: 41452576
Description: xii, 146 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The Founder of a Religion Is Discovered --
Champollion's Impressions --
Lepsius Discovers the Founder --
Vague Recollections in Antiquity --
The Discovery Is Completed --
The "Heretic" as Precursor of Modern Ideas --
New Archaeological Finds --
A New Religion Comes to Light --
The First Biography and Its Influence --
Critical Notes Are Sounded --
Not in the Mists of Later Legends --
The Religious Background --
The New Solar Theology --
His Father's Policies --
The Royal Sed-Festival --
The Festival of the Elder King --
The Search for New Intermediaries --
The First Steps --
The Royal Titulary as Program for a Reign --
Pharaoh's Titulary --
The Origin of a God --
The Sanctuaries at Karnak --
Once Again, the Sed-Festival --
The Grotesque Pharaoh --
No Fear of Emotion --
Only One God --
Akhenaten's "Perestroika" --
"The Beautiful Child of the Living Aten" --
A New Religion --
No Divine Revelation --
God as Pharaoh --
Pharaoh as God --
The Female Element: Nefertiti --
Possible Advisers --
A City for a God --
The Founding of Akhetaten --
An Unusual Residence --
Comfort Is Required --
The City of Light --
The Pure Teaching --
New Sanctuaries for the Aten --
A Holy Family --
A Change of Name --
The Great Hymn to the Aten --
The Universal Deity: Light --
The Question of Monotheism --
Persecution of the Old Deities --
Egypt as the "Cradle of Monotheism"? --
The Cosmic God of the Ramesside Period --
The Monotheistic "Cosmic Formula" --
Belief in an Afterlife without a Hereafter --
Osiris in the Shadow of the New Light.
Other Titles: Echnaton.
Responsibility: Erik Hornung ; translated from the German by David Lorton.

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"Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.C.E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with Egypt's traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god Aten. Erik Hornung, one of the world's preeminent Egyptologists, here offers a concise and accessible account of Akhenaten and his religion of light."--Jacket.

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