Abraham On Trial

Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691070506
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Abraham On Trial. Abraham on Trial questions the foundations of faith that have made a virtue out of the willingness to sacrifice a child. Through his desire to obey God at all costs, even if it meant sacrificing his son, Abraham became the definitive model of faith for the major world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In this bold look at the legacy of this biblical and qur'anic story, Carol Delaney explores how the sacrifice rather than the protection of children became the focus of faith, to the point where the abuse and betrayal of children has today become widespread and sometimes institutionalized. Her strikingly original analysis also offers a new perspective on what unites and divides the peoples of the sibling religions derived from Abraham and, implicitly, a way to overcome the increasing violence among them. Delaney critically examines evidence from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations, from archaeology and Freudian theory, as well as a recent trial in which a father sacrificed his child in obedience to God's voice, and shows how the meaning of Abraham's story is bound up with a specific notion of fatherhood. The preeminence of the father (which is part of the meaning of the name Abraham) comes from the still operative theory of procreation in which men transmit life by means of their "seed," an image that encapsulates the generative, creative power that symbolically allies men with God. The communities of faith argue interminably about who is the true seed of Abraham, who can claim the patrimony, but until now, no one has asked what is this seed. Kinship and origin myths, the cultural construction of fatherhood and motherhood, suspicions of actual child sacrifices in ancient times, and a revisiting of Freud's Oedipus complex all contribute to Delaney's remarkably rich discussion. She shows how the story of Abraham legitimates a hierarchical structure of authority, a specific form of family, definitions of gender, and the value of obedience that have become the bedrock of society. The question she leaves us with is whether we should perpetuate this story and the lessons it teaches.

Abraham

Author: Terence E. Fretheim
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570036941
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Abraham. In an inviting style which showcases his literary discernment, theological sophistication and passion for the biblical text, Fretheim turns his attention to one of the most dramatic stories of the Old Testament - that of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael.

Abraham

Author: Frances Worthington
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust
ISBN: 9781931847896
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Abraham. The amazing four-thousand-year-old story of Abraham from a fresh and intriguing interfaith perspective that joins together the scripture and traditions of five religions! The author combines scripture/sacred text from the five Abrahamic Faiths - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi Faith and the Bahai Faith - and combineshistorical data and archaeological evidence and identifies content that falls within the category of probably and possibly.

Father Abraham

Author: Richard Striner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199728565
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Father Abraham. Lincoln is the single most compelling figure in our history, but also one of the most enigmatic. Was he the Great Emancipator, a man of deep convictions who ended slavery in the United States, or simply a reluctant politician compelled by the force of events to free the slaves? In Father Abraham, Richard Striner offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln, one that helps us make sense of his many contradictions. Striner shows first that, if you examine the speeches that Lincoln made in the 1850s, you will have no doubt of his passion to end slavery. These speeches illuminate the anger, vehemence, and sheer brilliance of candidate Lincoln, who worked up crowds with charismatic fervor as he gathered a national following. But if he felt so passionately about abolition, why did he wait so long to release the Emancipation Proclamation? As Striner points out, politics is the art of the possible, and Lincoln was a consummate politician, a shrewd manipulator who cloaked his visionary ethics in the more pragmatic garb of the coalition-builder. He was at bottom a Machiavellian prince for a democratic age. When secession began, Lincoln used the battle cry of saving the Union to build a power base, one that would eventually break the slave-holding states forever. Striner argues that Lincoln was a rare man indeed: a fervent idealist and a crafty politician with a remarkable gift for strategy. It was the harmonious blend of these two qualities, Striner concludes, that made Lincoln's role in ending slavery so fundamental.

Abraham And Sons

Author: Seymour M. Panitz
Publisher: Devora Publishing
ISBN: 9781930143272
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Abraham And Sons. How could Abraham have abandoned Ishmael and Hagar to their fate in the desert? How could he have considered sacrificing his beloved son, Isaac, to God? Rabbi Panitz uses the technique of a series of letters to and from the major characters, excerpts from personal diaries, journals and other records, to flesh out the experiences and priorities of Abraham and his family.

Abraham

Author: Karl-Josef Kuschel
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
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Abraham. In a world of too much hostility, latent or manifest, between Christian and Muslims, Muslims and Jews, and Christians and Jews, and an increase in fundamentalism and extremism, this book presents a new vision for peace between the religions.

Abraham The Nations And The Hagarites

Author: Martin Goodman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004188436
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Abraham The Nations And The Hagarites. Jews, Christians and Muslims describe elements of their origins with close reference to the narrative of Abraham, including the complex story of Abraham's relations with Hagar. This volume sketches the significance of this narrative in the three traditions.

Abraham Called By God

Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
ISBN: 0736303596
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Abraham Called By God. A remarkable commentary on the life of Abraham from the Book of Genesis, Abraham Called by God presents Abraham as a genuine man, fallen but called by God. Like him, readers are admonished to learn the lessons of faith through trial, testing, and failure, in order to enter into the promises and blessings of God.

The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Ida M. Tarbell
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605204838
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The Life Of Abraham Lincoln. She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume II begins with Lincoln's inauguration as President of the United States and follows him through the Civil War, his struggle with the "weapon" of emancipation, his reelection in 1864, and his death and funeral. This volume also features an extensive appendix of original documents written by and to Lincoln.

Abraham S Seed And Covenant

Author: Douglas T. Bentley
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781555177065
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Abraham S Seed And Covenant. This fascinating book shows how the modern-day descendants of Abraham are fulfilling the Lord's ancient promises. Includes a careful explanation of Ezekiel's prophesied Stick of Joseph and how it relates directly to the Book of Mormon. the prophet Abraham received many powerful promises from the Lord concerning his posterity, and he was shown the marvelous work his descendants would accomplish in the last days. In this compelling book, author Douglas Bentley provides a stirring message concerning the birthright and covenant of Abraham's children. the book makes it plain for those who are not LDS-but who are familiar with the teachings of Christ-to come to a knowledge of who He is and who they are in the eyes of God. Abraham's Seed and Covenant creates in the reader a need to know more of the coming forth of Ezekiel's prophesied Stick of Joseph and how it can lead people to Jesus Christ and His latter-day church. a powerful missionary tool!