Hagar, Sarah, And Their Children

Hagar, Sarah, And Their Children

by Phyllis Trible
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664229824

ISBN-13: 9780664229825

Pub. Date: 03/02/2006

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

In different ways, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their beginnings to Abraham. His wives, Hagar and Sarah, though also pivotal in the story, have received far less attention. In this book, however, noted Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars focus on Hagar, Sarah, and their children, from Ishmael and Isaac to their many descendents through the

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In different ways, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their beginnings to Abraham. His wives, Hagar and Sarah, though also pivotal in the story, have received far less attention. In this book, however, noted Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars focus on Hagar, Sarah, and their children, from Ishmael and Isaac to their many descendents through the centuries.

Moving from ancient and medieval sources to contemporary appropriations of the Sarah and Hagar story, the authors begin with an overview of the three religions--from their scriptural beginnings to their contemporary questions. They then explore how the story was developed after its canonization, in rabbinic interpretations, in the stories of Islam, and in the teachings of the early church fathers. They also present contemporary womanist and feminist perspectives. Timely, relevant, and provocative, this book provides an entree into interreligious discussion and understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664229825
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/02/2006
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
876,131
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Unto the thousandth generation1
Ch. 2Ominous beginnings for a promise of blessing33
Ch. 3Twists and turns in Paul's allegory71
Ch. 4Conflict and coexistence in Jewish interpretation101
Ch. 5Interpretive fate amid the church fathers127
Ch. 6Islamic Hagar and her family149
Ch. 7Hagar in African American biblical appropriation171
Ch. 8Children of struggle185

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