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Confucianism and Christianity : a comparative study of Jen and Agape

Author: Xinzhong Yao
Publisher: Sussex : Acad. Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in pbkView all editions and formats

This volume details the inherent problems in the search for effective ways to enable different religious systems to co-exist peacefully in mutual complementarity. This has emerged as a necessary  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xinzhong Yao
ISBN: 1898723761 9781898723769
OCLC Number: 260080601
Description: VIII, 264 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Contents: Preface; A Survey of the Historical Development of Religion in Ancient Egypt; Introduction; The Predynastic and Early Dynastic Communities; The Predynastic societies; The Dynastic Race; The political and social organisation of the Naqada II communities; The Unification of Egypt; The political organisation of the Early Dynastic period; Religious beliefs and practices during the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods; The contribution of the Archaic Period; The Old Kingdom; Organisation of the society; Religious organisation; Cosmogonies; The cult of Re; The Wisdom Literature; The funerary beliefs and customs of the Old Kingdom; The Pyramid Texts; The tombs of the nobility; Tomb art -- the underlying principles; The decline of the Old Kingdom; The First Intermediate Period and the; Middle Kingdom; Collapse of the society; Restoration of political order; The Middle Kingdom; Religious developments in Dynasties 11 and 12; Royal funerary monuments of Dynasties 11 and 12; The royal jewellery of the Middle Kingdom; A pyramid workmen's village; Osiris and the democratisation of funerary beliefs; The tombs of the nobles during the First Intermediate; Period and the Middle Kingdom; Tomb equipment and furniture; The New Kingdom; The period of Hyksos rule; The role of Amen-Re (Amun); The Egyptian temple; The priesthood; The role of religion in education; The role of religion in the law; The role of religion in medicine; Household gods and personal piety; The relationship between Egyptian and foreign cults and deities; Funerary beliefs and practices in the New Kingdom; The court of Amenophis III; History of the Aten; Aspects of Atenism; The counter-revolution; Some Contributions made by Egyptian Religion to other Religions; Index.
Responsibility: Xinzhong Yao.


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