Moses the Egyptian
The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism
By (author) Jan Assmann
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Moses the Egyptian by Jan Assmann
Book DescriptionMoses is at the foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture. Here the factual and fictional events and characters in religious beliefs are studied. It traces monotheism back to the Egyptian king Akhenaten and shows how Moses's followers established truth by denouncing all others as false.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674587397
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jan Assmann
Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt, Paperback (September 2014)
Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt.
Religio Duplex: How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion, Paperback (February 2014)
In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West - that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite.
Price of Monotheism, Paperback (October 2009)
Explores the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions', and of book religions versus cultic religions. This title deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. It presents a lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs.
Religion and Cultural Memory, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Jan Assmann
Through a commanding view extending over five thousand years, Jan Assmann explores the connections between religion, culture, and memory, in ten brilliant essays.
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Author Biography - Jan Assmann
Jan Assmann is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg.
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