Item description for Transformations of the Inner Self in Ancient Religions (Studies in the History of Religions) by Jan Assmann...
This collection of papers is concerned with anthropological rather than theological aspects of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean religions, ranging from the "primary" religions of the archaic period to the "soteriological" movements and "secondary" religions of Late Antiquity.
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Jan Assmann, D.Phil. (1965) and D.Habil. (1971), is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg and member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Heidelberg. He is the author of several books and essays on Ancient Egypt, religion and cultural theory. Albert I. Baumgarten, Ph.D. (1972), Colombia University, is Professor of Jewish History; Director, Jacob Taubes Minerva Center for Religious Anthropology, Bar Ilan University. He has published "The Flourishing of Jewish Sects in the Maccabean Era: An Interpretation" (Brill, 1997), "Self, Soul and Body in Religious Experience "(Brill, 1998) and "Apocalyptic Time" (Brill, 2000).
Jan Assmann has an academic affiliation as follows - Universit??t Konstanz, Germany Universitat Konstanz, Germany Universit.