Jan Assmann. Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. x, Moses the Egyptian has 89 ratings and 11 reviews. the quintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this . 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.

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Who could properly be considered a Pagan?

In short, a return to biologically-based and Traditional pagan political philosophy. Posted July 1, at 2: This egyptizn need not be made more complicated than that. Finally, both monotheisms are not content merely to declare other religions false.

Required reading for everyone with an interest in humanities. He sees monotheism as a counter-religion.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

Sorry for broken english, its really hard to express myself. Later, in the period treated here…they credited Moses with having instructed the Hebrews in a version of Egyptian religion… This is certainly a fascinating work… This account of the egypitan of Moses the Egyptian asdmann appeal to students of the time period mostly treated here.

The god that can be named, defined, and delineated is not the one God. There were unofficial, social consequences for apostasy in France, even with official religious tolerance.


I wonder if that is because in France and Catholic Europe both movements were involved in the French Revolution and other bloody disorders. Michael Suissa rated it liked it Jan 15, You probably won’t be able to read for long periods of time; his deeply voluminous data may overwhelm, but you will finish this book. As such, he is the quintessential subject for the innovative historiography Jan Assmann both defines and practices in this work, the study of historical memory—a study, in this case, of the ways in which factual and fictional events and characters are stored in religious beliefs and transformed in their philosophical justification, literary reinterpretation, philological restitution or falsificationand psychoanalytic demystification.

Moses the Egyptian

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. That is a late development.

But what Mooses said is also true: Plausible or not, Assmann has written a book that is scholarly and passionate, a book that inspires as well as informs. A masterpiece that everyone should read who has an interest in: At least in my case, paganism is more of an attitude and life project towards fulfilling an ideal.

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

Jan Assmann’s Moses tje Egyptian. In the Western world, at least, Traditionalists no longer need pretend, because the Enlightenment — guided in part by the Hermetic tradition, which influenced Freemasonry — has replaced Biblical intolerance with pagan tolerance.

Egyptiaj read Crisis differently. Thus religious diversity is not merely something to be suffered and tolerated but to be embraced and enjoyed.


Cosmotheism here is if my understanding of this book is correct refers to polytheism.

That question has to do with the religious distinction between truth and falsehood. It tries to simplify by subtraction, which is a mistake. Assmann points out another instance of an Egyptian wisdom text incorporated in the Bible.

Posted May 1, at 4: Which there is nothing wrong with I was simply expecting more original interpretation than what I actually felt like I received. Creation theology posits a metaphysical abyss between God and creation that cannot be bridged by any creaturely act. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank you for this Greg.

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It also helped promote peace between nations in an age of constant warfare and bloodshed. Print this post The Hatred Born on Sinai: Hermeticism played an important role in liberating the European mind from Christianity, since tue presented itself as an Egyptian wisdom tradition dating before the time of Moses, thus a providing a frame of reference older than the Bible.

Whereas Christianity is a dying faith. No categories specified categorize this paper.

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