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The search for God in ancient Egypt

Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st English-language ed., with revisions and additionsView all editions and formats
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This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. Deeply rooted in the texts of ancient Egypt and thoroughly informed by comparative religion, theology, anthropology, and semiotic analysis, Assmann's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Assmann, Jan.
Search for God in ancient Egypt.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606535315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Assmann
ISBN: 0801437865 9780801437861 0801487293 9780801487293
OCLC Number: 45420239
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Religion: Divine Presence and Transcendence --
pt. 1. The Dimensions of Divine Presence: The Implicit Theology of Egyptian Polytheism --
2. The Local or Cultic Dimension --
3. The Cosmos --
4. The Verbal or Mythic Dimension --
5. Myth --
6. On the Meaning of the Three Dimensions: Concluding Remarks --
pt. 2. Explicit Theology: The Development of Theological Discourse --
7. The Unity of Discourse --
8. Theodicy and Theology in the Middle Kingdom --
9. The New Gods.
Other Titles: Ägypten (1984).
Responsibility: by Jan Assmann ; translated from the German by David Lorton.

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First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search  Read more...

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