Religion und Lebensführung im Alten Ägypten

In: Religionspraxis und Individualität
Author: Jan Assmann

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Abstract

In Ancient Egypt, the right way of life was not a matter of religious rules, but rather of profane wisdom literature. But this changed in the Ramesside period (1300–1100), the „Age of Personal Piety“ (Breasted). Now people reckon with the punitive or blessing intervention of the gods in their lives, and the new wisdom texts recommend that the guidance of life be entrusted to God. The questions of right conduct of life, which originally belonged to the realm of education, became the focus of religion, the God-human relationship.

Religionspraxis und Individualität

Die Bedeutung von Persönlicher Frömmigkeit und Family Religion für das Personkonzept in der Antike