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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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 assmabn the ancestors were inferior thinkers, even mere nature worshippers, disadvantaged by not having had access to modern gadgetry and gizmos.

It is a shame if you are mosse student and you don’t know such authors, big shame! I admit that such desacralization is one possible outcome of having a radically transcendent God. First, Assmann demonstrates the persistence of a living pagan wisdom tradition from Ancient Egypt to the present day. Sign In or Create an Account.

The Traditionalists are wrong to claim there is no living pagan tradition in the West. It is a good survey of what the people in the 17th and 18th century thought of monotheism and polytheism and how they reacted to it. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Moses the Egyptian has important implications for neo-pagans as well.


Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism

Egtptian a double irony, such conversions are only possible because of the religious freedom that these Traditionalists profess to loathe, and that freedom is the one existing political triumph of the Tradition they profess to revere. But the Church of Rome stamped out the Celtic Church. As a kind of Russian neocon or Russian imperialist.

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They weigh each grain of sand and see that it is good, all the while oblivious to the sublime ramifications of, for example, Beauty. I fail to see how one can surmise that people are emanations of God, without concluding racial egalitarianism.

Moses the Egyptian

Posted July 1, at Find it on Scholar. Your rationality is an emanation of the One. In Hinduism you have a similar situation: There were unofficial, social consequences for apostasy in France, even with official religious tolerance.

There are all sorts of good Right-wing reasons for opposing some forms of Freemasonry at some times, but the main reason for Right-wing anti-Masonry is simple Throne and Altar, especially Catholic, partisanship, which as a non-Christian and a believer in classical republicanism, I cannot share.

In a sense, any attempt to force a single understanding of God on everyone is a kind of blasphemy. Posted June 30, at 4: Assmann has done nothing less than suggest that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam be set upon different, more inclusive foundations. Slavery after Rome, — You probably won’t be able to read for long periods of time; his deeply voluminous data may overwhelm, but you will finish this book. The idea of creation ex nihilo means that creatures are not identical with God but merely depend upon God for their existence.


The real living Pagan Traditions had links with the Transcendent. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditionalism are contradictions in terms. A very interesting statement, so many rightest thinkers are against Freemasonry and the Enlightenment.

Ancient polytheists, by contrast, were not threatened by the existence of other religions.

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

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Marco Regali rated it really liked it Sep 23, Polytheists regard all religions as true, whereas monotheists regard only their religion as true and all other religions as false. 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. Don’t have an account?

Paperbackpages. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Posted May 1, at 4: Obviously Classical Paganism went far beyond Nature — without despising Her.

Posted June 29, at 4: Posted July 1, at 4: He is one of the most talented historians of the Ancient world. Article PDF first page preview.

The Bible is full of the wonders of Nature as is the Koran.

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