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By Jan Assmann

For millions of years, our international has been formed via biblical monotheism. yet its hallmark—a contrast among one real God and lots of fake gods—was as soon as a brand new and radical suggestion. Of God and Gods explores the innovative newness of biblical theology opposed to a historical past of the polytheism that used to be so commonplace.

    Jan Assmann, the most distinct students of historic Egypt operating this day, strains the concept that of a real faith again to its earliest beginnings in Egypt and describes how this new proposal took form within the context of the older polytheistic global that it rejected. He bargains readers a deepened knowing of Egyptian polytheism and elaborates on his inspiration of the “Mosaic distinction,” which conceives an unique and emphatic fact that units faith except ideals refrained from as superstition, paganism, or heresy.

    with no concept of polytheism, Assmann contends, any sufficient figuring out of monotheism is impossible.

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