For this research paper proposal, I would like to focus on the meaning of religion in Ancient Egypt as the center of attention in my research. I would like to go in depth with three fundamental points of religion and the significant role it had not only during the Ancient Egyptian times, but how their religious beliefs created the development of other religious ideas that had spread across the world.
The first point I’d like to bring out is the origin of religion in Ancient Egypt. The source I’ll be using to go in depth with this point is by Emily Teeter and Douglas J. Brewer, “Religion in the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians”. Teeter and Brewer goes in depth with the aspects of Egyptian religion and the origins and nature of the gods, and how they were associated with the Egyptian civilization and the personal relationships with the society and the gods they worshipped.
The second point I’d like to expose is the impact religion had interwoven within the ethics and its relationships with the Ancient Egyptian civilization lifestyle. I’d like to apply “The Religion of the People” as a source in order to go in depth on how the religious beliefs of the civilization had impacted their views on life and how they use religion to live out their lifestyle, such as certain household deities, how they overcome illness, and how their society viewed the justice system.
The last point I’d like to mention is the influence of the Egyptian religion on the outside world. The source I’d like to implement going in depth with is the article on “Egyptian Religion, Gods of Ancient Egypt – Polytheism and Egyptian Religion”, by Dr. Karen Carr. This article explains how the Ancient Egyptian religious rituals and ideas were carried out and had influence other religions and beliefs.
Carr, Karen. “Egyptian Religion – Gods of Ancient Egypt.” Quatr.us Study Guides, 18 June 2017, quatr.us/egypt/gods-ancient-egypt-egyptian-religion.htm.
Teeter, Emily, and Douglas J. Brewer. “Religion in the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.” Religion in the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians, The University of Chicago and Cambridge University Press, 2002, fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/1/777777190168/.
“The Religion of the People.” Ancient Egypt: The Religion of the People, www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/religion/popular_religion.htm.