By Professor of Jewish Studies Martin Goodman, George H Kooten, J T a G M Ruiten
Jews, Christians and Muslims describe their origins with shut connection with the narrative of Abraham, together with the advanced tale of Abraham's relation to Hagar. This quantity sketches the heritage of interpretation of a few of the most important passages during this narrative, now not least the verses which country that during Abraham all of the international locations of the earth may be blessed. This passage, which beneficial properties prominently in Christian historiography, is basically omitted in historical Judaism, prompting the query how the relation among Abraham and the countries used to be perceived in Jewish assets. This concentration is supplemented with the query how Islamic historiography pertains to the Abraham narrative, and particularly to the descent of the Arabs from Abraham via Ishmael and Hagar. In learning the conventional readings of those narratives, the quantity bargains an in depth but wide-ranging research of significant points of the debts in their origins which emerged in the 3 Abrahamic religions.
Read Online or Download Abraham, the Nations, and the Hagarites: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Kinship With Abraham (Themes in Biblical Narrative) PDF
Similar comparative religion books
This e-book argues that inside Germanic paganism, thought of no longer as mere cult yet as a approach of ideals, it truly is attainable to spot a conceptually coherent figuring out of destiny which detaches that concept from time, and connects it as a substitute with an implicit theses in regards to the nature of fact as written. Germanic cosmogony, as represented in such specific pictures as a worldtree, presents a context for an research of particular metaphors for the workings of destiny as woven or spun via such figures because the Norns--the Norse goddesses of future.
In past times numerous years, american citizens have witnessed the common prevalence of suicide assaults via radical Muslim teams. the general public has questioned what drives an individual to kill himself in particular which will wreak havoc and destruction. whereas different works deal with the topic, many completely forget about the ideological, spiritual, and cultural allure of suicide assaults, and none can safely converse to why convinced teams decide to use suicide as a weapon whereas others don't.
Utilizing one merchandise to symbolize the religion of every spiritual method, acclaimed theologian William Cantwell Smith explores the character of non secular adventure the world over.
Florence Nightingale is healthier often called the founding father of glossy nursing, a reformer within the box of public healthiness, and a pioneer within the use of facts. it's not as a rule identified, although, that Nightingale used to be on the vanguard of the non secular, philosophical, and clinical even though of her time. In a three-volume paintings that used to be by no means released, Nightingale provided her radical religious perspectives, stimulated through the will to provide those that had became clear of traditional faith a substitute for atheism.
- Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North
- Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief
- Interfaith Theology: A Reader (One World)
- Comedy, tragedy, and religion
- Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World
- The crusades, Christianity, and Islam
Extra info for Abraham, the Nations, and the Hagarites: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Kinship With Abraham (Themes in Biblical Narrative)
De Boer, Second-Isaiah’s Message, , argued that in the mt active forms should also be read: íz"áö#ç (“you hew out”) and ízYKð (“you bore/dig”). The rock and the cistern become metaphors for Yhwh himself. The God-seekers of v. are “people who hew out the rock to find life-giving water and protecting qualities, who dig a cistern that can hold water . . Yhwh reminds . . the exiles of his wonderful and life-giving strength” (). abraham and the nations Köckert36 and Steck37 point out that øåö (“rock”) is not only used for the deity of Zion, but also for Zion itself, while the verbs refer to the exile.
The Blessing of Abraham: Gen :–57 The Abraham-Lot cycle of Gen *; –* and the Hagar-Ishmael cycle of Gen * () set the stage in terms of peoples, tribes, and groups in Cis- and Transjordan, the Negeb and the Arab desert. The events and groups we meet are relatively small-scale. Returning to the beginning of the Abraham cycle (Gen :–:), the linchpin (Gen :–) of the primeval history and the patriarchal narratives breathes universalism. Apart from the question of translating Gen : (and ), blessings and all the families of the world take the centre stage.
More perspectives from Gnosticism are opened up in the contribution by Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta (Groningen), who comments on the reception of Gen in the Exegesis of the Soul, the sixth tractate of Nag Hammadi Codex II, probably composed in Greek around ce. In this tractate the focus is not so much on God’s promise to bless the nations in Abraham (Gen :–), but on the first part of God’s communication with Abraham, on his following command: “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Gen :).