♥ Book Title : Gods and Men in Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of anthropology, the authors discuss such topics as the identities, images, and functions of the gods; rituals and liturgies; personal forms of piety expressing humanity's need to establish a direct relation with the divine; and the afterlife, a central feature of Egyptian religion. That religion, the authors assert, was characterized by the remarkable continuity of its ritual practices and the ideas of which they were an expression.Throughout, Dunand and Zivie-Coche take advantage of the most recent archaeological discoveries and scholarship. Gods and Men in Egypt is unique in its coverage of Egyptian religious expression in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Written with nonspecialist readers in mind, it is largely concerned with the continuation of Egypt's traditional religion in these periods, but it also includes fascinating accounts of Judaism in Egypt and the appearance and spread of Christianity there."Article| Françoise Dunand| Statement ..."
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Gods of Egypt, first published in France in 1992 and now in its third French edition, is a short, elegant, and highly accessible survey of ancient Egyptian religion. The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations. Traunecker begins with an overview of the source materials and a discussion of the historiography of Egyptian religion, a subject relatively neglected by scholars. He then describes the actual and metaphysical worlds inhabited by the Egyptian deities and the role that humans played in the Egyptian universe. Focusing especially on the diversity and number of approaches used by Egyptians to explain their world, The Gods of Egypt offers a succinct and highly readable presentation of recent interpretations of Egyptian religion."Article| Claude Traunecker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Religion in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lectures given at a symposium held in 1987, sponsored by Fordham University."Article| Chairman of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies David P Silverman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Complete Gods and Godesses of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian people"Article| Richard H. Wilkinson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Volume 1 contains 16 chapters including The Gods of Egypt, Hell and the Damned, Ra the Sun-God and His Forms, and The Horus Gods. 34 plates and 38 illustrations."Article| E. A. Wallis Budge| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gods of Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Fact-filled coloring book includes 14 boldly outlined full-page illustrations of supernatural beings worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, among them Osiris, the god of fertility and farming; Anubis, the jackal-headed god; Isis, the goddess of love and motherhood; and Horus, depicted as a human male with the head of a falcon. Informative captions."Article| Bruce LaFontaine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : gods and myths of ancient egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs by Egyptologist Edwin Brock and drawings by Elizabeth Rodenbeck that show the gods in their characteristic forms." "Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the sun god Ra, the tragic tale of Isis and Osiris, the burlesque of Horus' battle with the evil Seth, and the "gods of the intellect" Thoth and Maat. Now with an updated bibliography and new appendices, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers."--Jacket."Article| robert a armour| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Gods Priests & Men
☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume brings together for the first time in a single volume the highly significant works on ancient Egyptian religion by Aylward Manley Blackman (1883-1956). Blackman's knowledge of Egyptian religion was unrivalled. He was best known for his series of studies on Egyptian religion which have long been regarded as essential reading in the subject, and which forms the content of the present collection. Unusually, Blackman did not publish his writings in book form, but preferred to place them in a wide range of publications that are extremely difficult to obtain. Blackman's studies on Egyptian religious belief and particularly religious practice focus on areas of fundamental concern and are models of meticulous, sympathetic and penetrating scholarship. They should remain required reading for all students of Egyptian religion well into the next century. All those with an interest in the subject should welcome this volume which makes Blackman's writings accessible in a convenient form. A select bibliography provides an update and key to more recent work on topics discussed by Blackman."Article| Lloyd,| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ancient Egyptian Religion
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♥ Book Title : Handbook of Egyptian Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs."Article| Geraldine Pinch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Death of Gods in Ancient Egypt
☯ Full Synopsis : "Originally published by Penguin Ltd., this revised edition features unusual Egyptian artwork, striking pictures of eclipse phenomena, numerous sky-charts, and computer printouts."Article| Jane Sellers| Statement ..."