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The invention of religion

Jan Assmann

The invention of religion

faith and covenant in the book of Exodus

by Jan Assmann

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • The Exodus,
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event),
  • Jews,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
    ContributionsSavage, Robert (Robert Ian), translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1199.E93 A88 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 392 pages
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26951345M
    ISBN 100691157081
    ISBN 109780691157085
    LC Control Number2017963671
    OCLC/WorldCa1005122528

      Until Johannes Gutenberg's invention, the vast majority of books were inked by hand on vellum — animal skin — especially in the case of religious texts. This was a long and costly process, which meant that the limited number of books produced were kept in the hands of a small circle of elites: aristocrats and members of the clergy. Josephson presents a sophisticated analysis of the invention of religion in Japan by applying theoretically and empirically based explanations that rely on primary source data in multiple languages to contest previous notions of ‘religion’ and assumptions within the academic study of religion.

    Download Download The Invention Of Religion Ebook book by Daniel Dubuisson full pdf epub ebook in english, The western construction of religion not only provides a critical assessment of t. The idea of “world religions” expresses a vague commitment to multiculturalism. Not merely a descriptive concept, “world religions” is actually a particular ethos, a pluralist ideology, a logic of classification, and a form of knowledge that has shaped the study of religion and infiltrated ordinary language.

    The printing press has been known as, “one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind.” What once took months or years to complete for just one book became a fast and cheaper way to make hundreds of literary books just by the invention of the printing press.   About the Book. Most people understand Judaism to be the Torah and the Torah to be Judaism. However, in The Invention of Judaism, John J. Collins persuasively argues this was not always the Torah became the touchstone for most of Judaism’s adherents only in the hands of the rabbis of late antiquity.


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The Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake. "The Invention of Religion" is a brief, well-referenced, well-argumented book that provides the most likely psychological mechanisms that led to the invention of religion. As the author notes, "In the absence of knowledge, humans will invent a religion".

This is the perfect introductory-level book for the layperson/5(48). The book on its own is not an easy read. The reason being primarily that Assmann’s ideas are the product of his many books and articles that he has written on the topics of polytheistic religions and the invention of monotheism.

The book does have many references to sources for his analysis, though not all of these are in s: 2. By treating religion as a contested social space, this book brings philosophy, theology, history, and political science together to show how struggles over the definition of the religious are bound up with colonial and national politics around the by: The Invention of Religion by Alexander Drake “The Invention of Religion" is a brief, well-referenced, well-argumented book that provides the most likely psychological mechanisms that led to the invention of religion.

As the author notes, “In the absence of knowledge, humans will invent a religion”/5. The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus. Jan Assmann, Robert Savage (Translator) Rating details 10 ratings 2 reviews.

A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam/5. The Invention of Religionis a powerful account of how ideas of faith, revelation, and covenant, first introduced in Exodus, shaped Judaism and were later adopted by Christianity and Islam to form the bedrock of the world's Abrahamic religions.

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THE BOOK OF EXODUS contains what may well be considered the most grandiose and influential story ever told. Its theme is a watershed in the history of the human race, comparable only to such momentous milestones on the road to modernity as the invention of writing and the emergence of states: the shift from polytheism to monotheism.

1. A meticulously researched book that provides a unique look at the origins of religion and science. A well conceived theory backed by compelling evidence. How the religions of the world emerged from the same natural phenomena.

I will never look at volcanoes the same way ever again. An interesting look at historical gods. s: First introduced in Exodus, new ideas of faith, revelation, and above all covenant transformed basic assumptions about humankind’s relationship to the divine and became the bedrock of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Stay connected for the latest books, Ideas, and special offers. The book The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism, Tomoko Masuzawa is published by University of Chicago Press. The Invention of Religion is a powerful account of how ideas of faith, revelation, and covenant, first introduced in Exodus, shaped Judaism and were later adopted by Christianity and Islam to form the bedrock of the world’s Abrahamic religions.

Stay connected for. In this book, Jason Ananda Josephson reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. More than a tale of oppression or hegemony, Josephson’s account demonstrates that the process of articulating religion offered the Japanese state a valuable opportunity.

A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamThe Book of Exodus may be the most consequential story ever told. But its spectacular moments of heaven-sent plagues and parting seas overshadow its true significance, says Jan Assmann, a leading historian of ancient religion.

The story of Moses guiding the enslaved. Following this are two related contributions devoted to two major case studies: “Colonialism and Cultural Imperialism” and “The Invention of Hinduism and Shintoism”. Finally, in the third and last part of the book, this trend itself is critically examined.

The Invention of Religions book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. For nearly thirty years, a scientific revolution has taken plac Author: Daniel Dubuisson.

The Invention of Religion is a powerful account of how ideas of faith, revelation, and covenant, first introduced in Exodus, shaped Judaism and were later adopted by Christianity and Islam to form the bedrock of the world's Abrahamic religions.

The Invention of a New Religion book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Basil Chamberlain was a professor at the Tokyo Imper /5. A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Book of Exodus may be the most consequential story ever told. But its spectacular moments of heaven-sent plagues and parting seas overshadow its true significance, says Jan Assmann, a leading historian of ancient : Princeton University Press.

The Invention of Religion in Japan is both a look at history itself, and how religion fits into it. It discussed how the Japanese had their set of beliefs, like folk beliefs that later became categorized with Shinto, and Buddhism, but, because they were a part of life,/5.The history of religion refers to the written record of human religious feelings, thoughts, and ideas.

This period of religious history begins with the invention of writing about 5, years ago ( BC). The prehistory of religion involves the study of religious beliefs. “Jason Ananda Josephson’s book on the ‘invention of religion’ is an informative, well-argued, and stimulating discussion of an important topic that should be fascinating to anyone interested in religion in modern Japan or religion in any historical or cultural context.”-Paul L.

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