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Akhenaten and the Religion of Light

by Erik Hornung

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Published by Cornell Univ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion,
  • Prehistory,
  • General,
  • Religion,
  • History - General History,
  • King of Egypt,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient Egypt,
  • History,
  • Ancient - Egypt,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Sun worship,
  • Akhenaton,,
  • Egypt

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid Lorton (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7848301M
    ISBN 100801436583
    ISBN 109780801436581

      Akhenaten and the Religion of Light by Erik Hornung, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(91).   In the BAR article “The Monotheism of the Heretic Pharaoh,” Donald B. Redford, who excavated Akhenaten’s earliest temple at Karnak (in modern Thebes), describes how Akhenaten instituted worship of Aten. The cult of the Sun-Disk emerged from an iconoclastic “war” between the “Good God” (Akhenaten), and all the rest of the gods. The outcome of this “war” was the exaltation of.

    Akhenaten and the Religion of Light by Erik Hornung ISBN ISBN Paperback; Ithaca, New York, U.s.a.: Cornell University Press, January ; ISBN He changed his name to Tutankhamun and restored order to the chaos caused by Akhenaten and Atenism. For further reading of Akhenaten and Atenism, I suggest the book Akhenaten and the Religion of Light by Erik Hornung (Cornell University Press, ISBN: ). Marianne LaCroix ROYAL BONDAGE, Pocket Books.

    The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices From Imhotep to Akhenaten. Molefi K. Asante - - African American Images. Akhenaten and the Religion of Light (Book Review). In his ‘golden years’ Ted turned to his youthful dream, writing historical novels. His present book ‘Akhenaten – Pharaoh of Light’ was written because he discovered in Akhenaten a kindred spirit, a pharaoh not for smiting the enemy but for peace and love. I hope the readers will ed on: Octo


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Focuses on the nature of Akhenaten's religion, religious beliefs, and cultic practices, bringing together concepts and discussions from a wide range of scholarly writing.".

"In Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, Erik Hornung, explores the metaphysical and religious dimensions of Akhenaten's Cited by: Akhenaten and the Religion of Light. Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C.

Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion/5. Amenhotep IV (later known as Akhenaten) reigned during the Eighteenth Dynasty. He defied tradition and centered worship upon one deity, the sun god Aten. In this book, the author provides a concise, accurate and very readable account of his reign/5(5).

The religion that Akhenaten developed following this beginning elaborated the role of the sun as light. It was represented by the sun disk, the Aten, whose elaborate name was enclosed in cartouches beginning early in the king's reign.

The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations. Akhenaten and the religion of light. "Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C.E.

Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. No dark temples with a holy of holies existed for this religion, but rather activity in an open court in the sunlight prevailed. As Hornung develops his discussion of Akhenaten's religion, he notes its intellectual origins.

There was no revelation, the god did not speak, and there was no book, no scripture. Akhenaten and the religion of light (book review) S.

Hollis. Journal of the American Oriental Society (3) () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Keywords No keywords specified (fix it) Categories No categories specified (categorize this paper) DOI / The first chapter of Akhenaten and the Religion of Light is entitled ‘The Founder of a Religion is Discovered’ and is devoted to the rediscovery in modern times of Akhenaten, and the city, religion, and art style that he developed throughout his reign.

In a reign as unique and interesting as Akhenaten’s, the rediscovery of this king who. Groups and individuals associated with the Temple of the Religion of Light often have imagery of Akhenaten, Tutankhaten and the Royal Family of Amarna as a whole along with various Divine Messengers on altars, shrines and in other sacred spaces.

Alternative Renderings of the Name. Akhenaton, Akhnaten, Echanaton, Ikhnaton. Resources. Book: Jesus. Akhenaten and the Religion of Light.

Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion.

texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Akhenaten and the religion of light by Hornung, Erik. Publication date Topics Akhenaton, King of Egypt, Sun worship -- Egypt, Egypt -- Religion Pages: Akhenaten and the Religion of Light - Ebook written by Erik Hornung.

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About the Author. David Lorton, an Egyptologist, is the translator of many books, including Erik Hornung's books The Secret Lore of Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, both from Cornell.4/5(2).

"Akhenaten made light the absolute reference point," Hornung writes, "and it is astonishing how clearly and consistently he pursued this concept." Hornung also addresses such topics as the origins of the new religion; pro-found changes in beliefs regarding the afterlife; and the new Egyptian capital at Akhetaten which was devoted to the service /5(91).

Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with Egypt's traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god Aten.

Erik Hornung, one of the world's preeminent Egyptologists 4/5(2). Buy Akhenaten and the Religion of Light Reprint by Erik Hornung, David Lorton (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(20). "The book is infused with critical inquiry; instead of merely repeating past theories, Hornung discusses and contextualizes the scholarship into the trends of the time it was written Akhenaten and the Religion of Light is excellent."—ChoicePrice: $   Akhenaten and the religion of light Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Language English.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:   Hornung's book delves into Akhenaten's radical dissent from Egypt's traditional polytheism, and his establishment of the world's first instance of monotheism.

The belief was in Aten, whom many mistakenly believe was depicted by the solar disk/5. Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C.

E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with.Language: English. Brand new Book. Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from to B.C.

E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he .Akhenaten’s exclusive worship of the sun god Aton led early Egyptologists to claim that he created the world’s first monotheistic religion.

However, modern scholarship notes that Akhenaten’s cult drew from aspects of other gods—particularly re-Harakhte, Shu, and Maat—in its imagining and worship of Aton.