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Of God and gods : Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism

Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008.
Series: George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism. This book offers readers an understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on the concept of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Assmann, Jan.
Of God and gods.
Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007040021
(OCoLC)173748447
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Assmann
ISBN: 9780299225537 0299225534 9780299225506 029922550X 9780299225544 0299225542
OCLC Number: 550576265
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1. Understanding Polytheism: The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Divine World ; 2. Seth the Iconoclast: Polytheism and the Language of Violence ; 3. All Gods are One: Evolutionary and Inclusive Monotheism ; 4. The Axial Age and the Separation of State and Religion: Monotheism as an Axial Movement ; 5. Five Steps toward Canonization: Tradition, Scripture, and the Origin of the Hebrew Bible ; 6. No God but God: Exclusive Monotheism and the Language of Violence ; Conclusion: The Mosaic Distinction ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index.
Series Title: George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: Jan Assmann.

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An important contribution to the fields of Egyptology, Biblical studies, and the general study of religion. - Israel Knohl, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 
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