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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt
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EXPLORING RELIGION IN ANCIENT EGYPT

PAPERBACK BY QUIRKE, STEPHEN

£23.99

ISBN
9781444332001
IMPRINT
WILEY-BLACKWELL (AN IMPRINT OF JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD)
 
 
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PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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PAGES
280 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 NOV 2014

DESCRIPTION

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. * Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt a belief system that endured for 3,000 years * Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices * Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife

CONTENTS

Preface vi 1 Belief without a Book 1 2 Finding the Sacred in Space and Time 38 3 Creating Sacred Space and Time: Temple Architecture and Festival 80 4 Chaos and Life: Forces of Creation and Destruction 110 5 Being Good: Doing, Saying, and Making Good Possible 150 6 Being Well 177 7 Attaining Eternal Life: Sustenance and Transformation 201 Bibliography 238 Index 256