The Natural Genesis

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M10 1 - 544 pages
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Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. Volume II provides detailed discourse on the Egyptian origin of the delicate components of the monotheistic creed. With his agile prose, Massey leads an adventurous examination of the epistemology of astronomy, time, and Christology-and what it all means for human culture. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.
 

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Contents

SECTION
1
Astronomical Nature of MythologyMystery of the Seven StarsCreation
92
Gods as Intelligencers in TimeThe True GodsKeepers of the Covenant
170
Assyrian Deluge LegendThe Deluge of TimeEnd of a Period not of a World
199
Modes of identifying Time by various Seasons and keeping tbem as Festivals
377
VOCABULARY
507
INDEX
523
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