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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is easier once one admits that this type of parochialism does not necessarily bar the Way. At least in my case, paganism is more of an attitude and life project towards fulfilling an ideal.

And yes, the Traditionalists in such circumstances need to deal with the parochialism of those who do not see that heaven is so merciful that it provided several avenues for salvation.

Assmann has done nothing less than suggest that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam be set upon different, more inclusive foundations. But we are led to true enlightenment, stage by stage, only insofar as we demonstrate our worth to the Realm of the Eternal.

You might be able to put it off for a couple of centuries, but the spirit of whatever philosophy underlies the assmabn and religion generally shines through and triumphs. I wonder if that is because in France and Catholic Europe both movements were involved in the French Revolution and other bloody disorders. Nature solicits our wonder and piety every day. The miniscule number of people playing dress up in a forest?

His primary narrative line is the memory of Egypt in the European scholarly imagination. Polytheists are happy to grant that Biblical monotheism is true too. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Second, although cosmotheism is, of course, transcendently one with Asatru, its roots are deeper. Thank you so much for this Greg.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. And aside from the horizontal transmission of tradition, there is the vertical dimension of direct religious experience. Sign in to use this feature.

Assnann theses have been contested and he deals with some of the criticism in the follow-up book The Price of Monotheism. Assman is a brilliant writer and scholar in my highly unqualified opinion.

He also left the catholic faith precisely because he was not the lip service type — he felt that catholicism no longer could serve as an integral traditionalist force as he understood it. It is a shame if you are seminary student and you don’t know such authors, big shame! No categories specified categorize this paper.

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Fascinating book, too, because of the other Moses writers that he comments on. This issue need not be made more complicated than that. It is time for Traditionalists to come to grips with the fact that they cannot be both Traditionalists and Biblical monotheists.

Ancient polytheists, by contrast, were not threatened by the existence of other religions. Polity Press, ], and the forthcoming From Akhenaten to Moses: Posted July 1, at 2: And I would venture that this Left Hand Path is the essence of paganism.

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

Aryan paganism is assertive; it claims that men are the makers of their fate, within limitation. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Jun 26, Maya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of history, but of memory.

This Hierarchical differentiation allows society to openly judge the actions and the potential of the races and sexes.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

God tried an experiment of having a people be holy by living according to dictates of law, and they failed miserably. I agree with another reviewer that a lot of it is careful interpretation of other authors and perhaps one would have expected more original scholarly contributions. Jan Assmann’s Moses the Egyptian.

It has to do with the theological filter through which they see the world. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The idea is absurd. Classical republicanism is shot through with them. Perhaps it is time to revisit it evyptian other texts.

Yes, there has been far too much stamping. Late in his career, beginning with Moses the EgyptianAssmann began publishing a series of books exploring the common roots and little-known connections of two traditions that run from Ancient Egypt to the present day: