ACABS 261 - Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will be an undergraduate introduction to the religion of ancient Egypt in its cultural context. Religion was central to life in ancient Egypt, and in this course students will study Egyptian religion through its intellectual and material culture. Students will explore the definitions of religion in ancient Egypt as well as the Egyptian understandings of gods and goddesses, Egyptian cosmology and mythology, temples and their priesthoods, and the roles and uses of magic. A major component of this course will focus on the reading of the Egyptian Book of the Dead in translation and a study of its illustrations as an entry-point into understanding Egyptian afterlife beliefs and funerary practices.

ACABS 261 - Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 0801497868
Religion in ancient Egypt : gods, myths, and personal practice, Author: edited by Byron E. Shafer ; contributors: John Baines, Leonard H. Lesko, David P. Silverman., Publisher: Cornell University Press 1991
ISBN: 0226791645
Death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, Author: John H. Taylor., Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 2001
ISBN: 0811864898
The Egyptian book of the dead : the book of going forth by day : being the Papyrus of Ani (royal scribe of the divine offerings), written and illustrated circa 1250 B.C.E., by scribes and artists unknown, including the balance of chapters of the books of the dead known as the theban recension, compiled from ancient texts, dating back to the roots of egyptian civilization, Author: translated by Raymond O. Faulkner ; with additional translations and a commentary by Ogden Goelet JR. ; with color illustrations from the facsimile volume produced in 1890 under the supervision of P. Le Page Renouf and E.A. Wallis Budge ; introduced by C, Publisher: Chronicle Books 2nd rev. e 2008
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