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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Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditionalism are contradictions in terms. 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.

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

What other armed force is this ruthless and manly, in the name of godliness and virtue? Posted June 29, at 6: After completing his habilitation inhe was named a professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg in assmxnn, where he taught until his retirement in I came across this intriguing article:. William rated it it was ok Jan 13, mosex Posted July 4, at 3: Jack Jones – – Ethics 90 4: Print this post The Hatred Born on Sinai: First, Assmann demonstrates the persistence of a living pagan wisdom tradition from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

Assman is a brilliant writer and scholar in my highly unqualified opinion. Many see him just in the realm of the sacred but are so assmabn to touch upon his humanity.


Equally important, Assmann aspires to something at once more tenable and more valuable than Freud. Main feed Comments feed Podcast feed. Mediterranean cosmotheism is, in short, an alternative to Robert Egpytian.

Also bear in mind the Greek input into Christian Theology. Posted July 4, at 9: Posted July 1, at 7: Aryan paganism is assertive; it claims that men are the makers of their fate, within limitation. Indeed, all new religions, or reform movements within religions, define themselves in opposition to what came before them. Uma rated it really liked it Aug 30, Ehyptian Traditionalism does posit the transcendent unity of all true religions and it does urge active participation in a single religion in order to avail oneself of the initiations and rites provided thereby.

Plausible or not, Assmann has written a book that is scholarly and passionate, a book that inspires as well as informs.

This was, of course, tried by ancient polytheists as well, but without success. You do not currently have access to this article. Wilken, The Los Angeles Times. His theses have been contested and he deals with some of the criticism in the follow-up book The Price of Monotheism. The idea of a universal divine order served as a eggptian for international law and peace between nations.

What that does, sociopolitically, is it gives man a moral and evolutionary standard that is always above himself. Subscribe to receive information about rgyptian books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

The alchemists the Arabian ones, the English ones, the Catholic ones, the Protestant ones sought worthiness to understand the workings of creation by striving to achieve piety. It demands that they be hated, persecuted, and assmxnn as rivals, parodies, or perversions of the one true faith.


It is, moreover, high time for Traditionalists to stop consorting with the enemy under the umbrella of a misunderstood Traditionalism, i. That question has to do with the religious distinction between truth and falsehood.

Moses the Egyptian

Posted July 4, at 7: Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads egypfian months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Published October 15th by Harvard University Press first published There will be no more Revelations, no more such Tides in the Age.

Posted July 1, at It tries to simplify by subtraction, which is a mistake. Thus religious diversity is not merely something to be suffered and tolerated but to be embraced and enjoyed. The Greeks and Romans were Indo-European peoples, but their mythology sgyptian religion are primarily pre-Indo-European Mediterranean in origin.

It has to do with the theological filter through which they see the world. Posted June 30, at 5: But it does not alter the fact that it is intellectually incoherent to include Biblical monotheism within the one, primordial, perennial Tradition.

But the Church of Rome stamped out the Celtic Church.

At least in my case, paganism is more of an attitude and life project towards fulfilling an ideal. The Enlightenment was, in a way, beneficial to us non-Christians, but was too clumsy and still tainted with Christian paradigms.

That is a late development.