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Interpreting Abraham : journeys to Moriah / Bradley Beach and Matthew T. Powell, editors.

Powell, Matthew T., (editor.). Beach, Bradley, (editor.).
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Subject: Isaac (Biblical patriarch) > Sacrifice > Comparative studies.
Abraham (Biblical patriarch) > Comparative studies.
Bible. Genesis, XXII, 1-19 > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781451452372
  • ISBN: 1451452373
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xiv, 233 pages).)
  • Publisher: Minneapolis [Minnesota] : Fortress Press, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Judaism : Jewish uses of the Akedah : Genesis 22:1-19 / John H. Spitzer -- Christianity : traditional Christian interpretation of Genesis 22 / Carey Walsh -- Islam : engaging with Abraham and his knife : interpretation of Abraham's sacrifice in the Muslim tradition / Isra Yazicioglu -- Kant : the attack on Abraham / Ronald Green -- Hegel : abductive inference, autonomy, and the faith of Abraham / Preston Stovall -- Kierkegaard : resignation and the "humble courage of faith" in Kierkegaard's Fear and trembling / Andrew Tebbutt -- Kafka : a tale of two Abrahams / Matthew T. Powell -- Levinas : unbinding the other : Levinas, the Akedah, and going beyond the subject / Laurence Bove -- Derrida : Derrida and the test of secrecy / Chris Danta -- Our journeys to Moriah / Bradley Beach.
Summary: The story of Abraham and Isaac is a story of near universal importance. Sitting near the core of three of the world's great religious traditions, this nineteen verse story opens a world of interpretive possibilities, raising questions of family, loyalty, faith, and choices that are common to all. This collection of essays takes up the question of how our interpretation of this pivotal text has changed over time, and how, even in unlikely intellectual places, the story influences our thought. It begins by exploring various readings of Abraham and the Akedah story throughout the traditional lenses of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From there, it moves into modern and postmodern readings, including how such varied thinkers as Kant and Kierkegaard, Kafka and Derrida have engaged the text.
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