Summary ☆ Ancient Egyptian Religion An Interpretation

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Ancient Egyptian Religion An InterpretationY the monotheistic bias of Western thought Henri Frankfort former Research Professor of Oriental Archaeology at the University of Chicago and former Director of Excavations for the Egypt Exploration Society of London presents formidable evidence to the contrary by disregarding local differences in cults and dogmas and focusing instead on the trends and ualities that regularly recur in five important aspects of Egyptian life Using this method Dr Frankfort concludes that there is one conviction. I'm surprised that there are no reviews for this book In general I liked it It wa

Summary Ancient Egyptian Religion An Interpretation

Summary ☆ Ancient Egyptian Religion An Interpretation õ The author gives a well integrated and thoughtful interpretation of Egyptian thought which endeavors to uncover the roots of Egyptian religion It is at this point that Frankfort has made his great contribution — Journal of ReligionUntil the publication of this masterlyThe author gives a well integrated and thoughtful interpretation of Egyptian thought which endeavors to uncover the roots of Egyptian religion It is at this point that Frankfort has made his great contribution Journal of ReligionUntil the publication of this masterly study Egyptian religion was thought by most scholars to be a nearly impenetrable jungle of weird myths doctrines and practices the product of numerous unrelated local cults existing side by side Misconceptions were exacerbated b. Henri Frankfort's Ancient Egyptian Religion An Interpretation was first published

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Underlying all Egyptian belief ie that the universe is static and that only the changeless is ultimately significantDelving into Egyptian theology the author shows how that view informed not only religious beliefs but also Egyptian moral and political philosophy government and society and literature and art Enhanced with 32 illustrations this book is one of the finest elucidations of these materials that we have anywhere American Historical Review Chronological Table Index Preface 32 halftones. Interesting but out of date