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The Religion of Ancient Egypt.djvu

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 


LECTURE I.

The Sources of Information respecting the Ancient Egyptian Religion.
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Early Christians on the Egyptian worship
1
Heathen writers on the same subject
2
How far can such evidence be relied upon
4
Modern attempts at investigation
9
Decipherment of hieroglyphic writing
11
Dr. Young
12
Champollion
14
His successors
19
Recovery of the ancient language
20
Publication of Egyptian texts
22
Most of the texts are of a religious nature
26
 

LECTURE II.

Antiquity and Characteristics of Egyptian Civilization.
Egyptian chronology depends upon monuments recording contemporary facts
32
Monuments mentioning the year of a reign
33
Monuments furnishing evidence of a succession of reigns
34
Royal lists and their verification by the monuments
37
Royal list of Abydos
38
Evidence of the reality of sovereigns named
39
Omissions of this list
41
Genealogies
46
Manetho
47
Absolute dates
48
Egyptian monarchy anterior to 3000 B.C.
49
Pre-historic antiquity of human race in Egypt
50
Egyptian ethnology
53
Language
55
Art
61
Moral code
71
Castes
78
Monogamy
79
 

LECTURE III.

The Gods of Egypt.
Identity of the religious institutions from first to last
80
Temples
82
Triads and enneads
83
Local character of Egyptian worship
83
The deities innumerable
85
Mean notions concerning these deities
87
Simplification of the list
87
Is the religion really monotheistic?
89
Evidences as to the meaning of the word Nutar
93
The Power
100
The Powers
103
Myth and legend
104
Rā and his family
109
Osiris and his family
110
Horus
113
Set
116
Thoth
116
The reign of Law
119
 

LECTURE IV.

Communion with the Unseen World.
Sepulchral rites
124
The tombs and their inscriptions
127
The ka or genius
147
Souls, shadows, apparitions
152
Possession
154
Dreams
155
Oaths
157
Angels
158
Destiny
159
The king's divinity
161
 

LECTURE V.

The Religious Books of Egypt.
The Book of the Dead
172
Beatification of the dead
179
The renewed existence "as upon earth"
180
Transformation
181
Identification with Osiris and other gods
184
Amulets
191
Words of power
192
Moral doctrine
194
Other sacred books
200
 

LECTURE VI.

Religious Books and Hymns: Henotheism, Pantheism and Materialism.
Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys
204
Book of glorifying Osiris
205
Book of the Breaths of Life
207
Rhind papyri
209
Magical literature
210
True notion of God
215
Henotheism
217
Pantheism
230
Materialism
239
Influence of Egyptian upon foreign thought
243
Conclusion
249