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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt

Stephen Quirke

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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions.
* Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt - a belief system that endured for 3,000 years
* Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices
* Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife

Stephen Quirke is Professor of Egyptology in the Institute for Archaeology at University College London, and Curator at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. His books include The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt (2001), Egyptian Literature 1800 BC: Questions and Readings (2004), and Lahun: A Town in Egypt 1800 BC, and the History of its Landscape (2005).


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 280
Erscheinungsdatum 28.11.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4443-3200-1
Reihe Blackwell Ancient Religions
Verlag John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Maße (L/B/H) 22.8/15.1/2 cm
Gewicht 414 g
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  • Preface vi

    1 Belief without a Book 1

    2 Finding the Sacred in Space and Time 38

    3 Creating Sacred Space and Time: Temple Architecture and Festival 80

    4 Chaos and Life: Forces of Creation and Destruction 110

    5 Being Good: Doing, Saying, and Making Good Possible 150

    6 Being Well 177

    7 Attaining Eternal Life: Sustenance and Transformation 201

    Bibliography 238

    Index 256