Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth

Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth

by Carol Delaney
     
 

"A strikingly original and provocative analysis of a topic that is intensely controversial and yet peculiarly conventional. Carol Delaney's combination of critical methods as well as her particular focus on the implications of the Abraham story for our understanding of kinship, gender, and reproduction are unique, and bring to our attention major common ethical

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"A strikingly original and provocative analysis of a topic that is intensely controversial and yet peculiarly conventional. Carol Delaney's combination of critical methods as well as her particular focus on the implications of the Abraham story for our understanding of kinship, gender, and reproduction are unique, and bring to our attention major common ethical problems among Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike."—Gillian Feeley-Harnik, University of Michigan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070506
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2000
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction5
Pt. 1Abraham on Trial15
Ch. 1Abraham on Trial: Case for the Prosecution17
Ch. 2Abraham as Alibi? A Trial in California35
Pt. 2Archaeological and Biblical Evidence69
Ch. 3Child Sacrifice: Practice or Symbol?71
Ch. 4Child Sacrifice in the Bible87
Pt. 3Religious Defenses and Their Silences105
Religious Defenses: Prolegomenon107
Ch. 5Jewish Traditions111
Ch. 6Christian Commentary137
Ch. 7Muslim Interpretations162
Pt. 4The Testimony of Psychoanalysis187
Ch. 8Freud's Blind Spot189
Ch. 9Sa(l)vaging Freud211
Pt. 5The Social Legacy231
Ch. 10Sacrificing Our Children233
Conclusion251
Notes255
Select Bibliography295
Index317

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