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The dawn of conscience,

Author: James Henry Breasted
Publisher: New York, London, C. Scribner's Sons, 1933.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935.
Dawn of conscience.
New York, London, C. Scribner's Sons, 1933
(OCoLC)644505647
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Henry Breasted
OCLC Number: 347505
Description: xxvi, [2], 431 pages plates 21 cm
Contents: The background and the new past --
The nature gods and human society: the sun-god --
The sun-god and the dawn of moral ideas --
The solar faith and the struggle with death --
The pyramid texts and the Pharaoh's ascent to the sky --
The solar faith and the celestial hereafter --
The nature gods and human society: Osiris --
Sunshine and verdure: the commingling of Re and Osiris and the triumph of Osiris --
Conduct, responsibility, and the emergence of a moral order --
The collapse of materialism and the earliest disillusionment --
The earliest social prophets and the dawn of messianism --
The earliest crusade for social justice and the democratization of moral responsibility --
Popular appropriation of the old royal hereafter and the growth of magic --
The judgment hereafter and music --
Universal dominion and earliest monotheism --
The fall of Ikhnaton; the age of personal piety; sacerdotalism and the end --
The sources of our moral heritage --
Epilogue: a. Nature and human friendliness ; b. The great transformation and the slowness of human development ; c. The great transformation: an expression of human experience ; d. The new past as a new moral influence ; e. Power and character.
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