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Religion of Ancient Egypt (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065788
Religion of Ancient Egypt (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065788
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Title: The Religion of Ancient Egypt

Author: Petrie, W Flinders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9781108065788

Volumes: 1; Pages: 112

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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. In this concise 1912 publication, aimed at non-specialists, Petrie discusses the key aspects of ancient Egyptian religion and the philosophies that underpinned it. Beginning with an explanation of the ancient conception of deities, the text explores the various types of god in the Egyptian pantheon and the ancient theory of the afterlife. It also gives due attention to such structures of belief as ritual, priesthood and scripture. The book ends with an examination of the ways in which ancient Egyptian religion spread through the ancient world and how Egyptian ideas were reused and transformed by later religions, including Christianity. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications - for both specialists and non-specialists - are also reissued in this series.Table of Contents1. The nature of gods2. The nature of man3. The future life4. Animal worship5. The groups of gods6. The human gods7. The cosmic gods8. The abstract gods9. The foreign gods10. The cosmogony11. The ritual and priesthood12. The sacred books13. Private worship14. Egyptian ethics15. The influence of EgyptIndex
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