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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


Structure and Change in Ancient Egyptian Religion

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/9789774166310.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Religion is defined as comprising three dimensions: cult, theology, and lifestyle. Ancient Egyptian religion is shown to be exceptional in all three of them: the role of the state (cult), the extreme ... More


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