Why was the Aten revolution unsuccessful?
Akhenaten or Amenhotep IV wanted to user in Aten the sun God. When he ruled it accompanied the revolutionary period called Amarna. He ruled around 1350-1334 B.C. This was in the 18th dynasty. When Akhenaten wanted to usher in Aten he tried to usher in a monotheistic cult. This made the power of priest limited and they was used to directing to a innumerable cult of gods Religion was set during this time to find a nurturing loving God. However, it did not influence or affect the people as in that way. It opened the way for other religions the secretiveness and mystery of the cult religions.
This was controlled because it was directed through the rulers. It was not easy for the people to reject their old God’s, because they were centuries old. Rejecting their God’s was extremely difficult. Their religion was well-known. People had been threatened under Aten and under Amun-Re it was not it was actually more dominant. The worship under Aten never became well-known. Most Egyptians were not affected by the revolution. They remained dedicated to their old Gods. They thought there was no need to build sanctuaries to Aten. The religious leaders considered the religious rebellion unorthodox. Many of the court supporters were not dedicated to the revolution. The art and manners connected with the Amarna were considered anti cultural by conservatives and was never widely acceptable.
14. Why was Christianity so successful in recruiting