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From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Jan Assmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The turn from polytheism to monotheism created the world in which we are still living. Akhenaten and Moses symbolize this turn in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations ... More


Mithraic Cosmic Symbolism

David Ulansey

in The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter further discusses other areas of Mithraic symbolism. First, Mithras was considered a kosmokrator—meaning a cosmic ruler in several instances—often seen holding a globe, in a bull slaying ... More


Ancient Egypt and the Theory of the Axial Age

Jan Assmann

in From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The theory of the Axial Age goes back to the 18th century but was made famous by the philosopher Karl Jaspers, who coined the term in 1949. It is described as the turn from an immanent (this-worldly) ... More


The Yijing’s Journey to the West

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The French Jesuit missionary Joachim Bouvet (1656–1730) was the first Westerner to seriously engage with the Chinese Book of Changes. He was also the first to recognize the similarity of the hexagram ... More


Bronze Age Origins

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Yijing shares with the Hebrew Old Testament and the Indian Vedas the distinction of being one of the three oldest books in continuous use. The texts in the early portion consist of a variety of ... More


Women in the Yijing

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Surprisingly, references to women in the earliest section of the Changes have received relatively little scholarly attention. They are discussed in detail in this chapter, both as a source of ... More


Pistis, Fides, and the Structure of Divine–Human Communities

Teresa Morgan

in Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198724148
eISBN:
9780191791956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724148.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter argues that pistis is central not only to the shape of the divine–human community on earth but also to the eschatological kingdom or household of God, and that pistis and other ethical ... More


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