Abraham


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A critical reassessment of the story of Abrahams chosen family and its impact on three faiths

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Author by Terence E. Fretheim
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 1570036942

Our Father Abraham


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This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle.

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Author by Marvin R. Wilson
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ISBN Number 0802804233

Abraham Called By God


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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.

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Author by Witness Lee
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ISBN Number 9780736303590

Children Of Abraham


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This groundbreaking book, developed with a grant from the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee, is a stepping stone to dialogue. Descended from a common ancestor, Jews and Muslims share a special relationship and practice religions that exhibit remarkable moral and theological resemblance. But most Muslims know little about Judaism. In his volume, Rabbi Firestone presents Judaism with a Muslim sensibility in mind, and thus establishes unprecedented intimacy between Jewish and Muslim consciousness and worldviews. His work is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive introduction to Judaism with a special emphasis on issues of particular concern to Muslims. A publication of the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee.

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Author by Reuven Firestone
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ISBN Number 0881257206

The Book Of Abraham


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The story begins in Jerusalem in 70 AD as Abraham the Temple scribe flees the destruction of his home. Two thousand years and a hundred generations later, another Abraham perishes, immolated in the fires of the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Author by Marek Halter
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ISBN Number 1592640397

Abraham On Trial


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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.

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Author by Carol Delaney
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ISBN Number 0691070504

The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln


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Discusses the lives of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth, the political reasons for, and details of, the assassination plan, and Lincoln's legacy.

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Author by Deborah A. Marinelli
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ISBN Number 0823935396

The God Of Abraham Isaac Jacob


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Author by Watchman Nee
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ISBN Number 9780870839320

The Inner World Of Abraham Lincoln


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Published to a flurry of praise--and consternation--from Lincoln scholars, Burlingame's book takes a hard and unsentimental look at, among other things, Abraham Lincoln's excruciating yet fruitful midlife crisis, his marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him, his estrangement from his father, his explosive temper, and his aversion to women.

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Author by Michael Burlingame
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0252066677

Abraham Lincoln


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Chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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Author by Benjamin P. Thomas
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0809328879