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