Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism

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  • Author(s): Jan Assmann
  • Series:
    George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Publication Information:
    Madison, Wisc : University of Wisconsin Press. 2008
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      For thousands of years, our world has been shaped by biblical monotheism. But its hallmark—a distinction between one true God and many false gods—was once a new and radical idea. Of God and Gods explores the revolutionary newness of biblical theology against a background of the polytheism that was once so commonplace. Jan Assmann, one of the most distinguished scholars of ancient Egypt working today, traces the concept of a true religion back to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new idea took shape in the context of the older polytheistic world that it rejected. He offers readers a deepened understanding of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his concept of the “Mosaic distinction,” which conceives an exclusive and emphatic Truth that sets religion apart from beliefs shunned as superstition, paganism, or heresy. Without a theory of polytheism, Assmann contends, any adequate understanding of monotheism is impossible. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for Special Interests, selected by the Public Library Association
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780299225544. 9780299225506. 9780299225537.
    • Accession Number:
      550576265
    • Accession Number:
      303213
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    • ABNT:
      JAN ASSMANN. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. Madison, Wisc: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. ISBN 9780299225544. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Jan Assmann. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. University of Wisconsin Press; 2008. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213
    • APA:
      Jan Assmann. (2008). Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. University of Wisconsin Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jan Assmann. 2008. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History. Madison, Wisc: University of Wisconsin Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213.
    • Harvard:
      Jan Assmann (2008) Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. Madison, Wisc: University of Wisconsin Press (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jan Assmann 2008, Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism, George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisc, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Jan Assmann. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jan Assmann. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism. George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History. Madison, Wisc: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jan Assmann. Of God and Gods : Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism [Internet]. Madison, Wisc: University of Wisconsin Press; 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=303213