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1st Edition

Egyptian Solar Religion

ISBN 9780367864910
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The mysteries of the sun cult: preliminary considerations.  acting. knowing.  Part 2 The iconography of the solar journey: "icon" and "constellation";  the icons of the solar journey reflected by the traditional solar phases hymn.  Part 3 The phenomenology of the solar journey: historical aspects - the discarded image. theological aspects.  stylistic aspects - the transformation of the solar phases hymn.  Part 4 Amun theology of the Early Period: eulogies from tombs - Hatshesput to Amenophis II.  Part 5 Ba - hiddenness and oneness: Theban Amun-Re theology in the Ramesside Period I.  preliminary observations.  oneness and hiddenness.  transcendence and hidden unity.  Part 6 Cosmic god and saviour: Theban Amun-Re theology of the Ramesside Period II. creation.  life. Part 7 Judge and saviour - the god of the individual: the problem of personal piety  life.  saviour and helper of the oppressed.  judge. "division of power" and "representation.

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Jan Assmann is Honorary Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Constance, where he is today.