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

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Of God and gods : Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism
Title
Of God and gods
Title remainder
Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism
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Jan Assmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For thousands of years, our world has been shaped by biblical monotheism. But its hallmark--a distinction between one true God and many false gods--was once a new and radical idea. Of God and Gods explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism that was once so commonplace. Jan Assmann, one of the most distinguished scholars of ancient Egypt working today, traces the concept of a true religion back to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new idea took shape in the context of the older polytheistic world that it rejected. He offers readers a deepened understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his concept of the "Mosaic distinction," which conceives an exclusive and emphatic Truth that sets religion apart from beliefs shunned as superstition, paganism, or heresy. Without a theory of polytheism, Assmann contends, any adequate understanding of monotheism is impossible"--Publisher description
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WU/DLC
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Assmann, Jan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
George L. Mosse series in modern European cultural and intellectual history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henotheism
  • Henotheism
  • Monotheism
  • Monotheism
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Of God and gods : Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism, Jan Assmann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 53
  • 4
  • The Axial Age and the Separation of State and Religion: Monotheism as an Axial Movement
  • 76
  • 5
  • Five Steps toward Canonization: Tradition, Scripture, and the Origin of the Hebrew Bible
  • 90
  • 6
  • No God but God: Exclusive Monotheism and the Language of Violence
  • 106
  • 1
  • Conclusion: The Mosaic Distinction
  • 127
  • Understanding Polytheism: The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Divine World
  • 9
  • 2
  • Seth the Iconoclast: Polytheism and the Language of Violence
  • 28
  • 3
  • All Gods Are One: Evolutionary and Inclusive Monotheism
Control code
ocn173748447
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 196 p.
Isbn
9780299225544
Lccn
2007040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Of God and gods : Egypt, Israel, and the rise of monotheism, Jan Assmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 53
  • 4
  • The Axial Age and the Separation of State and Religion: Monotheism as an Axial Movement
  • 76
  • 5
  • Five Steps toward Canonization: Tradition, Scripture, and the Origin of the Hebrew Bible
  • 90
  • 6
  • No God but God: Exclusive Monotheism and the Language of Violence
  • 106
  • 1
  • Conclusion: The Mosaic Distinction
  • 127
  • Understanding Polytheism: The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Divine World
  • 9
  • 2
  • Seth the Iconoclast: Polytheism and the Language of Violence
  • 28
  • 3
  • All Gods Are One: Evolutionary and Inclusive Monotheism
Control code
ocn173748447
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 196 p.
Isbn
9780299225544
Lccn
2007040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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