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Of God and Gods: Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intel)

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For thousands of years, our world has been shaped by biblical monotheism. But its hallmark—a distinction between one true God and many false gods—was once a new and radical idea. Of God and Gods explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism that was once so commonplace.

    Jan Assmann, one of the most distinguished scholars of ancient Egypt working today, traces the concept of a true religion back to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new idea took shape in the context of the older polytheistic world that it rejected. He offers readers a deepened understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his concept of the “Mosaic distinction,” which conceives an exclusive and emphatic Truth that sets religion apart from beliefs shunned as superstition, paganism, or heresy.

    Without a theory of polytheism, Assmann contends, any adequate understanding of monotheism is impossible.

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About the Author

Jan Assmann is professor emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg. He is also Honorary Professor of Cultural Theory at Konstanz University and had been a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Yale University, the University of Chicago, and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. A prize-winning scholar, he has published extensively on religious history and ancient Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299225544
Author:
Assmann, Jan
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Monotheism
Subject:
Theism
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Henotheism - Egypt - History
Subject:
Henotheism - Israel - History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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