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    DescriptionFirst English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.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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    Title
    The Search for God in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Assmann, Translated by David Lorton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801487293
    ISBN 10: 0801487293
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 299.31
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    DC22: 299/.31
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL2441.2 .A8713 2001
    Thema V1.0: QRSA
    Edition statement
    English.
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "What has made Assmann not only an eminent Egyptologist, but, in Germany, a public intellectual as well, is his sympathetic operation from within Egyptian texts coupled with a deep and detailed knowledge of Western intellectual history. . . . We are very fortunate to see his extraordinary scholarship appearing at last in English, and owe our thanks to . . . Cornell University Press and David Lorton, as well as, of course, to Assmann himself, for this excellent new opportunity." Tom Hare, Princeton University, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 12:2, October 2002"