Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation

Ancient Egyptian Religion An Interpretation T he 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 co

  • Title: Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation
  • Author: Henri Frankfort
  • ISBN: 9780486411385
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • T he 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 my T he 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 by 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 qualities that regularly recur in five important aspects of Egyptian life Using this method, Dr Frankfort concludes that there is one conviction underlying all Egyptian belief, i.e that the universe is static and that only the changeless is ultimately significant.Delving 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 AmericanHistorical Review Chronological Table Index Preface 32 halftones.

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    • Henri Frankfort's "Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation" is not a long book, but it has a lot to say. I recall hearing one of my college professors discuss how, when writing her book, she knew that she wanted another chapter but didn't know what she wanted to say in it. In the end she came up with a sort of half-baked theory and stuck it in there. Henri Frankfort, on the other hand, seems to have written this book only when he knew exactly what he wanted to say. He approaches the questio [...]


    • A great book about the religion of Ancient Egypt! I enjoyed it though it is not an easy read. The Ancient Egyptian civilization is so complex and filled with symbols and mysteries.


    • I'm surprised that there are no reviews for this book. In general, I liked it. It was well researched, obviously, not overly reliant on footnotes (I've read some books where there's more text in footnotes than the actual prose), and fairly easy to read without getting into too much detail. I'ts a good mid-level book for those interested in ancient Egypt. Though, the only thing lacking (which is not the fault of the author or anyone), is that it's old (1948) and there are a lot better books out t [...]


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