Ancient Egyptian Religion: An InterpretationPaperback EGYPT
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- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 15mm | 204g
- Publication date: 16 November 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486411389
- ISBN 13: 9780486411385
- Sales rank: 909,078
Fascinating book explores the underlying concept of the changeless as the basis of Egyptian religion, and how it unifies what scholars had believed to be an unrelated jungle of weird myths, doctrines, and practices generated by local cults. Relation of the idea of the changeless to moral and political philosophy, Egyptian government and society, literature and art. ." . . one of the finest elucidations of these materials that we have anywhere." -- "American Historical Review." Chronological Table. Index. Preface. 32 halftones.
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Table of contents
Contents 1. The Egyptian Gods THE GODS AND THEIR SYMBOLS SACRED ANIMALS AND OTHERNESS COSMIC GODS AND HUMAN PROBLEMS THE IMMANENCE OF THlE GODS AND TIlE LIMITATIONS OF EGYPTIAN BELIGIOSITY 2. The Egyptian State TIlE EGYPTIAN CONCEPTION OF TIlE STATE TIlE ORGANIZATION OF TIlE STATE TIlE PERSON OF TIlE MONARCH6 CHANGE, PERMANENCE, AND THlE CONCEPTION OF MAAT 3. The Egyptian Way of Life TIlE "TEACHINGS" THlE PRAGMATIC MISINTERPRETATION SUCCESS AS ATTUNEMENT TIlE ABSENCE OF TIlE CONCEPT OF SIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITION 4. The Egyptian Hope THE PREOCCUPATION WITH DEATH TIlE DEAD IN TIlE TOMBS TIlE APPEARING DEAD TIlE TRANSFIGUBED DEAD 5. Change and Permanence in Literature and Art OBSTACLES TO OUR UNDERSTANDING THE MYTH IN FOLK TALE AND LITERATURE THE ABSENCE OF DRAMA NARRATIVE VERSUS POETIC STYLE THE SHORT STORY ARCHITECTURAL FORMS Chronological Table Index