ISBN-10:
071030465X
ISBN-13:
9780710304650
Pub. Date:
01/01/1995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Egyptian Solar Religion in the New Kingdom: RE, Amun and the Crisis of Polytheism / Edition 1

Egyptian Solar Religion in the New Kingdom: RE, Amun and the Crisis of Polytheism / Edition 1

by Assmann
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Overview

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780710304650
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Series: Studies in Egyptology
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan Assmann is Honorary Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Constance, where he is today.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The mysteries of the sun cult: preliminary considerations. acting. knowing. Part 2 The iconography of the solar journey: "icon" and "constellation"; the icons of the solar journey reflected by the traditional solar phases hymn. Part 3 The phenomenology of the solar journey: historical aspects - the discarded image. theological aspects. stylistic aspects - the transformation of the solar phases hymn. Part 4 Amun theology of the Early Period: eulogies from tombs - Hatshesput to Amenophis II. Part 5 Ba - hiddenness and oneness: Theban Amun-Re theology in the Ramesside Period I. preliminary observations. oneness and hiddenness. transcendence and hidden unity. Part 6 Cosmic god and saviour: Theban Amun-Re theology of the Ramesside Period II. creation. life. Part 7 Judge and saviour - the god of the individual: the problem of personal piety life. saviour and helper of the oppressed. judge. "division of power" and "representation.

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