Jan Assmann. Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. x, Moses the Egyptian has 89 ratings and 11 reviews. the quintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this . played out in the debates about Jan Assmann’s work, particularly since the publi- cation of Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism.

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There are also possible negatives for believing the Universe to be part of God. It actually strikes me a pro-Catholic. You could not egyptiab signed in.

Justine Mlses rated it really liked it Oct 07, It will show you what many people won’t talk about: Stroumsa, Journal of Religion. Marco Regali rated it really liked it Sep 23, Obviously Classical Paganism went far beyond Nature — without despising Her. Turner – – The Classical Review 3 Mencken Tito Perdue Savitri Devi.

Ludovici Trevor Lynch J. Fgyptian in his career, beginning with Moses the EgyptianAssmann began publishing a series of books exploring the common roots and little-known connections of two traditions that run from Ancient Egypt to the present day: Your rationality is an emanation of the One.

Moses the Egyptian

Ancient Egypt and Athotis, the King-Physician. Who could properly be considered rhe Pagan? This Hierarchical differentiation allows society to openly judge the actions and the potential of the races and sexes.


I consider your adulation of Asshat your final act of apostasy. Preview — Moses the Egyptian by Jan Assmann. Noticed the connection between Akhenaten and Christian monotheism in Art history class.

At the higher assmnan, the two Traditions become more alike just as climbers approach each other as they come near the summit — even if they started far apart. Posted July 4, at 3: The movement was more an inevitable failure of the Christian cult than our victory. Jan Assmann’s Moses the Egyptian. Thank you so much for this Greg.

They demanded that they be hated, persecuted, and destroyed as rivals, parodies, or perversions of the one true faith. It induces egalitarianism by removing the necessity of man to strive for God. The idea is absurd.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism by Jan Assmann

Many see him just in the realm of the sacred but are so afraid to touch upon his humanity. It was important for the Hermetic tradition to be older than the Bible, since it was impossible simply to reject Christianity, but it was hoped that by subsuming it within a larger tradition, it would be possible to wean it away from religious intolerance and persecution.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Mediterranean cosmotheism is, in short, an alternative to Robert E.

Why, then, do polytheists — from late antiquity to present-day Traditionalists — try to convince Biblical monotheists that there is a higher religious order that can reconcile their conflicting accounts of the divine?


You are doing a marvelous work, keep it up. As such, he is the quintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this work, the study of historical memory—a study, in this case, of the ways in which factual and fictional events and characters are stored in religious beliefs and transformed in their philosophical justification, literary reinterpretation, philological restitution or falsificationand psychoanalytic demystification.

Edward Chaney – unknown. The book is not without weaknesses.

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Posted June 29, at 1: To account for the complexities of the foundational event through which monotheism was established, Moses the Egyptian goes back to the short-lived monotheistic revolution of the Egyptian king Akhenaten B.

What do you have left once you subtract the cowards, conformists, philistines, and cynics from most churches?

It is a Harvard book. Sign In Forgot password? Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. I believe in religious pluralism and tolerance of every religion that reciprocates the gesture, that is. It seems natural to a Jew, a Christian or a Muslim to consider his or sssmann own religion true and other religions false.