Ancient Egyptian theology and demonology: Studies on the Boundaries between the Demonic and the Divine in Egyptian Magic (Rhodes, 27-29 June 2003)
The Symposium focused on the theology of Heka, its application in practice and ritual, and the continuous conflict and overlap between the divine order (ma‘at) and demonic (isft) in Egyptian cosmology and everyday magical and religious activities. Special emphasis was given to the various categories of demonic beings as the representatives of the diachronic forces of chaos and disorder that threaten and challenge creation. The Symposium covered the whole era of the Egyptian civilization, from the Old Kingdom to the Coptic Period.
Speakers (alphabetical): Hartwig Altenmüller, Jan Assmann, Khaled Dawood, Christopher Eyre, Paul John Frandsen, Katja Goebs, Hedvig Gyory, David Jordan, Yvan Koenig, Panagiotis Kousoulis, Allan B. Lloyd, Ioannis Petropoulos, Joachim Friedrich Quack, Robert K. Ritner, Joshua Roberson, Alessandro Roccati, Kasia Szpakowska, Penelope Wilson.