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Atenism

Definition of the noun Atenism

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  1. A monotheistic religion of ancient Egypt

Explanation

Atenism, or the Amarna heresy, refers to the religious changes associated with the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, better known under his adopted name, Akhenaten. In the 14th century BC Atenism was Egypt's state religion for around 20 years, before subsequent rulers returned to the traditional gods and the Pharaohs associated with Atenism were erased from Egyptian records.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics: Mundas-Phrygians (1917)

by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie

In so far as the Aten, the life-giving principle of the solar disk, is regarded as a mere aspect of the material vivifying function of the sun, the new god which Akhenaten attempted to introduce may be regarded as a nature-god ; but Atenism ...

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