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The Resource The search for God in ancient Egypt, by Jan Assmann, translated from the German by David Lorton

The search for God in ancient Egypt, by Jan Assmann, translated from the German by David Lorton

Label
The search for God in ancient Egypt
Title
The search for God in ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
by Jan Assmann, translated from the German by David Lorton
Creator
Subject
Language
  • engger
  • eng
Summary
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 interpretations reveal the complexity of Egyptian thought in a new way. Assmann takes special care to distinguish between the "implicit" theology of Egyptian polytheism and the "explicit" theology that is concerned with exploring the problem of the divine. His discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth; his consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ägypten
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Assmann, Jan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Egypt
Label
The search for God in ancient Egypt, by Jan Assmann, translated from the German by David Lorton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) 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
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
Control code
980000012577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed., with revisions and additions
Extent
xi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780801487293
Lccn
lc00012577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
The search for God in ancient Egypt, by Jan Assmann, translated from the German by David Lorton
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) 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
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
Control code
980000012577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st English-language ed., with revisions and additions
Extent
xi, 275 p.
Isbn
9780801487293
Lccn
lc00012577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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