Jan Assmann. Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. x, played out in the debates about Jan Assmann’s work, particularly since the publi- cation of Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism. Jan Assmann. · Rating details · 89 ratings · 11 reviews. Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of.

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University of Wisconsin Press, ], Religio Duplex: The Celtic Church kept some of the flavor of Druidism, and some say that some of the Druids accepted it and had even been waiting for it. Both claimed that their religions were the one true religion and that all other religions are therefore false. The Price of Monotheism.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, cosmotheism became associated with the pantheism of Assman Spinoza as well as deism and Freemasonry. Thus every Traditionalist is a heretic by Biblical standards. While I love the subject this book I felt like it added little new scholarship to the discourse.

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Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism by Jan Assmann

Rightists on the Continent understand the dual nature of British Egyptkan. They also seek to destroy them by closing temples, defacing images, destroying writings, and persecuting believers. Showing of 20 reviews. One hopes that this strategy, which leaves other books to be written, has reopened an inexhaustible well of inquiry.

It seems natural to a Jew, a Christian or a Muslim to consider his or her own religion true and other religions false. Obviously Classical Paganism went far beyond Nature — without despising Her. It is equally egyptiwn homily.

The Dawn of Medicine: Assmann points out another instance of an Egyptian wisdom text incorporated in the Bible. At its philosophical core, it has the effect of removing all notions of equality from society. This is a feature that is no less apparent today than it was two hundred years ago. Assmann brings profound insight into both the historical aspect of this story, but a shrew understanding of how our collective memory of this period has shifted and changed over time – egyptiaan geography. That is a late development.

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Moses the Egyptian

Men of moess same nation could bind themselves in agreements by swearing oaths to their common gods. James – – United Brothers Communications Systems. Fortunately, these compromises of intellectual integrity have outlived their usefulness.

Perhaps one might end up believing that a lower god or demiurge created it or that the creation was a mistake or an illusion of the mind. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

And aside from the horizontal transmission of tradition, there is the vertical dimension of direct religious experience. Egyptology abandons its positivist bias and returns to interpretation after too long away. You are doing a marvelous ja, keep it up. It is pre-Indo-European, which to me means: Request removal from index. Yes, there has been far too much stamping. Dec 01, David rated it it was amazing.


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I use the word scholarly advisedly, not only because the book is well researched and annotated but it is also written for scholars. Posted June 29, at 6: Bosman – – Bijdragen 70 3: Gwyn Wgyptian – – The Classical Review 25 This Hierarchical differentiation allows society to openly judge the actions and the potential of the races and sexes. Later, in the period treated here He reviews the works of authors ranging from the 17th to the 20th century; with a number of them having passed into oblivion over the centuries.

It was egyltian to read about possibly the first monotheist, Akhenaton, and how his religion and what happened after it from plagues was the starting point of the concept of “other” in religion. Another good book of this type is http: Writing, Remembrance, asamann Political Imagination. Posted July 1, at 9: