October 5, 2011
Comm Studies faculty present program on ancient religions
Two faculty members from the Eastern Illinois University Department of Communication Studies will present a program on ancient Egyptian religions.
Faculty members Dr. Andrew Robinson and Ryan McDaniel will present "A Biblical Perspective of the Ancient Egyptian Religions" on Monday, October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Witters Conference Room (Room 4440) of Booth Library.
Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which was an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Formal religious practice centered on the pharaoh, the king of Egypt. Although he was a human, the pharaoh was believed to be descended from the gods. Religion centered on the Egyptians’ interaction with a multitude of deities who were believed to be present in, and in control of, the forces and elements of nature. The myths about these gods were meant to explain the origins and behavior of the forces they represented, and the practices of Egyptian religion were efforts to provide for the gods and gain their favor.
The program is free and open to the public.