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henotheism

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Very good.

 

Ancient Egyptian religion is what modern day religious scholars would refer to as “Henotheistic”. You have monotheistic which supposedly believes in “one” god and henotheism means there is one god that manifests as many. Unlike in western religions the one god in Ancient Egyptian religion is without form or name and is omnipresent and manifest as well as unmanifest. So in Ancient Egyptian religion God is everywhere and in all things and not giving the idea of an old man sitting on a throne watching human affairs and waiting for them to die to send them to hell or heaven. In Ancient Egyptian religion god is understood as being involved and present in life and to be discovered now and not just after death. These points are elaborated further as your studies continue.

 

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