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Development of religion and thought in ancient Egypt.

Author: James Henry Breasted
Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [1972, ©1959]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the impact of religion as it evolved on the culture and civilization of ancient Egypt.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Henry Breasted
ISBN: 081221045X 9780812210453
OCLC Number: 645503
Description: xxii, 379 pages 21 cm
Contents: Lecture I: nature and the state make their impression on religion --
earliest systems --
Lecture II: Life after death --
the sojourn in the tomb --
death makes its impression on religion (period: earliest times to the 25th century B.C.) --
Lecture III: realms of the dead --
the pyramid texts --
ascent to the sky (period: 30th to 25th century B.C.) --
Lecture IV: realms of the dead --
the earliest celestial hereafter (period: 30th to 25th century B.C.) --
Lecture V: the Osirinization of the hereafter (period: 30th to 25th century B.C.) --
Lecture VI: emergence of the moral sense -moral worthiness and the hereafter --
skepticism and the problem of suffering (period: 29th century to 18th century B.C.) --
Lecture VII: the social forces make their impression on religion --
the earliest social regeneration (period: 22d century to 18th century B.C.) --
Lecture VIII: popularization of the old royal hereafter --
triumph of Osiris --
conscience and the Book of the Dead --
magic and morals (period: 22d century to 1350 B.C.) --
Lecture IX: the world --
state makes its impression on religion --
earliest monotheism --
Ikhnaton (period: 1580 to 1350 B.C.) --
Lecture X: the age of personal piety --
sacerdotalism and final decadence (period: 1350 B.C. on).
Responsibility: Introd. by John A. Wilson.

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"A monument and a classic... In this book we find the impact of nature upon religion in the abounding land of Egypt; the first skepticism and questionings of the system; the search for social justice Read more...

 
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