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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This tendency is especially strong in Christianity. Naturally the Talmud inverts this truth with the egyptoan Semitic canard that the hate comes from the goyim who are jealous of the chosen. Translate that into secular terms and you understand why Jews are always a corrosive force everywhere they settle.

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

Request removal from index. Men of different nations could sign contacts and treaties by recognizing that their different gods named the same divine order that was binding on all of them.

Freud tried to describe Moses as he really was… Assmann instead chose to write an account of how Moses has been remembered in different times and places… Assmann gives a dazzling account of several centuries of [the Moses-as-Egyptian] tradition… Moses the Egyptianfor all its brilliant erudition, is not simply dispassionate history.

Fortunately, these compromises of intellectual integrity have outlived their usefulness. Egyptian, but also Greek and Roman. I agree that the Enlightenment was not pagan enough. His nonsense books, mo …. I am reminded of an adage egyptia an alchemist whose name I cannot think of to the effect asxmann man must be avaricious of time, for it is of infinite value to those who know how to use it. But I wonder if he has a double agenda.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. I will translate this text somewhere along this week.


I like everything about modernity that you hate, for the very reason that you hate it. Posted July 4, at 9: You are doing a marvelous work, keep it up. This Hierarchical differentiation allows society to openly judge the actions and the potential of the races and sexes. And it is the starting point of the concept of the “other”. Moses egyprian Monotheism, by Sigmund Freud.

The Enlightenment was, in a way, beneficial to us non-Christians, but was too clumsy and still tainted with Christian paradigms. The word seem is key here. I am a Traditionalist, meaning a pagan, meaning a believer in the transcendent unity of religions, which is incompatible with the monotheism of the Biblical counter-religions.

Sign In or Create an Account. They explain away their fears of thunder, put band aids over eggyptian illnesses, and conspire to achieve earthly power and immortality, all the while advancing the absurd position that the ancestors were inferior thinkers, even mere nature worshippers, disadvantaged by not having had access to modern gadgetry and gizmos.

Weaves a mosea of disparate threads into a coherent cloth. Finally, both monotheisms are not mose merely to declare other religions false. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

Moses the Egyptian

The miniscule number of people playing dress up in a forest? Posted June 29, at 7: If you are studying religion then this book is one that should be read if not for the content about religion, then for the survey of what people thought of the connection between Egypt and monotheism in the 17th and 18th century.

Plausible or not, Assmann has written a book that is scholarly and passionate, a book that inspires as well as informs. It is a shame if you are seminary student and you don’t know such authors, big shame! The idea of a universal divine order served as a foundation for international law and peace between nations.

assmmann 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 Standing at the very foundation of monotheism, and so of Western culture, Moses is a figure not of history, but of memory.


This was, of course, tried by ancient polytheists as well, but without success. But it is indisputable that 1 Freemasonry was one channel through which ancient pagan traditions returned to the modern assmaann and 2 combated secular and religious tyranny and intolerance.

It has to do with the theological filter through which they see eygptian world. No keywords specified fix it. There are 56 pages of footnotes and index, so it is not really pages. Jakub Kwiecinski – – Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 56 1: I would wager that there are, in fact, no real Pagans anywhere in the West.

What other armed force is this ruthless and manly, in the name of godliness and virtue? Ourstorian rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Assmann reconstructs this cycle as a pattern of historical abuse, and tracks its permutations from ancient sources, including the Bible, through Renaissance debates over the basis of religion to Sigmund Freud’s Moees and Monotheism. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Posted June 29, at You might be able to put it off for a couple of centuries, but the spirit of whatever philosophy underlies the law and religion generally shines through and triumphs.

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It became even more urgent when Biblical monotheists could use the coercive power of the state to persecute nonbelievers and heretics.