Jan Assmann. Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Pp. x, 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. Jan Assmann. · Rating details · 89 ratings · 11 reviews. Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of.

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Here he attempts–with considerable success–to move beyond a conventional history of scholarship We are part of a grander genetic and historical lineage, of which we draw strength and direction. How historians back to Manetho have given different meanings to the story is fascinating. Jakub Fgyptian – – Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 56 1: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It is equally mises homily. He sees monotheism as a counter-religion. A remarkable and original work of scholarship. Too dry to hold one’s interest. Review of the Book The Boundaries of Monotheism. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. All we are Egyptian!!! The idea is absurd. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


Harvard University Press, The real living Pagan Traditions had links with the Transcendent. If all the gods just represent one God, why not just worship the one God?

Moses the Egyptianfor all its brilliant erudition, is not simply dispassionate history. Jan Assmann Moses the Egyptian: Lists with This Book. But he was a Traditionalist the whole time. Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: You want something else.

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Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

This may be the reason why previous reviewers, although favorable,did not inform the reader of the points made in the book. I read Crisis differently.

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Thus they concluded that on the essential question of honoring the reality of the divine, all religions are the same and must, therefore, be treated with respect. It is time for Traditionalists to come to grips with the fact that they cannot be both Traditionalists and Biblical monotheists. Their rule is through Judges who have full Sovereignty.


You are no Traditionalist in any more sense than those potheads who retch about the unity of all things as they gather round the bong. Slavery after Rome, — There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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He is an eminent German Egyptologist, and no one writes with more authority about relations between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Required reading for everyone with an interest in humanities.

Jun 26, Maya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Assmann tells several interlocking stories. These are all artificial constructions and Judaism really teaches us how to see that. Join Our Mailing List: It is tantalizing and inviting. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?