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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Both are just counter-religions, i.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

Thus religious diversity is not merely something to be suffered and tolerated but to be embraced and enjoyed. University of Wisconsin Press, ], Religio Duplex: Jan 01, Mogg Morgan rated it it was amazing. This post almost made me feel like a girl screaming for Justin Bieber.

The idea is absurd.

Fellbaum – – Philosophy assmxnn Review 27 1: In this sense, Nietzschean materialism, and Traditionalism, or the Platonic sort Evola described, can coexist in the modern world as legitimate personal mechanisms of self-expresssion.

But what I said is also true: Posted June 29, at 1: Polytheists regard all religions as true, whereas monotheists regard only their religion as true and all other religions as false.

Third, cosmotheism offers a very different and highly refined aesthetic and mythology: Cornell University Press, ]. No keywords specified fix it. Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of history, but of memory. Believe it or not once I started this book I just didn’t want to put it down. See The Price of Monotheismp. The emphasis here of course is on Moses, and his connection to biblical texts and to Mosrs.

Their rule is through Judges who have full Sovereignty. Open Preview See a Problem? People of difference nations might worship difference sets of goddesses and gods, but there were alternative expressions of the same underlying reality. His theses assmann been contested and he deals with some of the criticism in the follow-up book The Price of Monotheis A masterpiece that everyone should read who has an interest in: The one God of monotheism is for many people too far and too abstract to feel any emotional connection with.


They also seek to destroy them by closing temples, defacing images, destroying writings, and persecuting believers.

This was necessary even in antiquity, when Biblical monotheists lived under polytheist regimes that tried to constrain their worst tendencies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Assmann has done nothing less than suggest that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam be th upon different, more inclusive foundations. Preview — Moses the Egyptian by Jan Assmann. In short, a return to biologically-based and Traditional pagan political philosophy.

Obviously, we disagree on the larger point here. I came across this intriguing article:. The author has shown and very well I think what he calls cosmothism and mono Believe it or not once I started this book I just didn’t want to put it down. Mencken Tito Perdue Savitri Devi. In a sense, any attempt to force a single understanding of God on everyone is a kind of blasphemy.

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

It is pre-Indo-European, which to me means: Mikhail rated it it was amazing Mar 07, The Upanishads compare it to a spider making a web out of himself. Simply, very well done. Posted June 30, at 9: 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.


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. I am a pagan, there is nothing silly about this disposition!

The book is not without weaknesses.

The latter tendency is more to my liking. There are also doctrinal similarities.

Moses the Egyptian

The Boundaries of Monotheism: Assman is a brilliant writer and scholar in my highly unqualified opinion. They explain away their fears of thunder, put band aids over their illnesses, and conspire to achieve earthly power and immortality, all the while advancing the absurd position that the ancestors were qssmann thinkers, even mere nature worshippers, disadvantaged by not having had access to modern gadgetry and gizmos.

We need to clarify and divide and discard what is incompatible until we have an absolutely purified understand of what is essential, upon which we can then build an effective white advocacy movement. Rightists on the Continent understand the dual nature of British Masonry. Thus, I circle back to my first question and ask what evidence there is, especially in its core philosophy structure, that Hermeticism ensures the distinction egyptjan the races and thee. Philosophy of Religion major here, Classics minor, just expressing my appreciation like the Spaniard, Ea, above for having stumbled upon an oasis.

Wilken, The Los Angeles Times. Which there is nothing wrong with I was simply expecting more original interpretation than what I actually felt like I received. I modes that such desacralization is one possible outcome of having a radically transcendent God.