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The Resource The price of monotheism, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage

The price of monotheism, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage

Label
The price of monotheism
Title
The price of monotheism
Statement of responsibility
Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial Moses the Egyptian, renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending and building upon ideas from his previous book. Maintaining that it was indeed the Moses of the Hebrew Bible who introduced the true-false distinction in a permanent and revolutionary form, Assmann reiterates that the price of this monotheistic revolution has been the exclusion, as paganism and heresy, of everything deemed incompatible with the truth it proclaims. This exclusion has exploded time and again into violence and persecution, with no end in sight. Here, for the first time, Assmann traces the repeated attempts that have been made to do away with this distinction since the early modern period. He explores at length the notions of primary versus secondary religions, of 'counter-religions, ' and of book religions versus cultic religions. He also deals with the entry of ethics into religion's very core. Informed by the debate his own work has generated, he presents a compelling lesson in the fluidity of cultural identity and beliefs"--Provided by publisher
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Assmann, Jan
Dewey number
202/.11
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL221
LC item number
.A87513 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monotheism
  • Paganism
  • Religion and culture
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Monotheism
  • Paganism
  • Religion and culture
Label
The price of monotheism, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mosaic distinction and the problem of intolerance. How many religions stand behind the Old Testament? -- What is truth? -- Intolerance, violence, and exclusion -- Constructions of the other : religious satire -- Monotheism, a counter-religion to what? Monotheism versus polytheism -- Akhenaten and Moses : Egyptian and Biblical monotheism -- Monotheism as anti-cosmotheism -- Monotheism as political theology : ethics, justice, freedom -- Law and morality in the "pagan" world and the theologization of justice in monotheism -- The clash of memories : between idolatry and iconoclasm. The legend of the lepers and the Amarna trauma in Egypt -- Iconoclasm and iconolatry -- Prisca theologia and the abolition of the mosaic distinction -- The tightening of the mosaic distinction and the rise of paganology -- Sigmund Freud and progress in intellectuality. The Jewish and Greek options -- The trauma of monotheism : analytic hermeneutics and mnemohistory -- The ban on graven images as progress in intellectuality -- The psychohistorical consequences of monotheism. The "scriptural turn" : from cult to book -- Into the crypt -- The invention of the inner self -- Counterreligion and the concept of sin
Control code
589158761
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 140 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804772860
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)589158761
Label
The price of monotheism, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mosaic distinction and the problem of intolerance. How many religions stand behind the Old Testament? -- What is truth? -- Intolerance, violence, and exclusion -- Constructions of the other : religious satire -- Monotheism, a counter-religion to what? Monotheism versus polytheism -- Akhenaten and Moses : Egyptian and Biblical monotheism -- Monotheism as anti-cosmotheism -- Monotheism as political theology : ethics, justice, freedom -- Law and morality in the "pagan" world and the theologization of justice in monotheism -- The clash of memories : between idolatry and iconoclasm. The legend of the lepers and the Amarna trauma in Egypt -- Iconoclasm and iconolatry -- Prisca theologia and the abolition of the mosaic distinction -- The tightening of the mosaic distinction and the rise of paganology -- Sigmund Freud and progress in intellectuality. The Jewish and Greek options -- The trauma of monotheism : analytic hermeneutics and mnemohistory -- The ban on graven images as progress in intellectuality -- The psychohistorical consequences of monotheism. The "scriptural turn" : from cult to book -- Into the crypt -- The invention of the inner self -- Counterreligion and the concept of sin
Control code
589158761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 140 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804772860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)589158761

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