Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Jan Assmann


"Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that experience to stay with the data in their loss of life, and tradition is the realm they bring to allow them to dwell with that knowledge." In his new publication, Assmann explores photographs of dying and of loss of life rites in historic Egypt to supply startling new insights into the actual personality of the civilization as a whole.

Drawing at the surprising style of the dying liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably accomplished view of the faith of dying in historic Egypt. Assmann describes intimately 9 diversified photos of dying: demise because the physique being torn aside, as social isolation, the concept of the court docket of the useless, the useless physique, the mother, the soul and ancestral spirit of the useless, demise as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as mystery. Death and Salvation in historic Egypt additionally features a attention-grabbing dialogue of rites that mirror ideals approximately dying via language and ritual.

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