Unbinding the Binding of Isaac

Overview

Unbinding the Binding of Isaac is an anthology of three faiths' interpretations of the Genesis 22:1-19 story. The various exegeses of this story have been mined by the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths for a protracted period of time. The "Aqedah," as the binding story is known universally, stimulates the interests and imaginations of theologians, linguists, poets, historians, and artists of various skills and stripes. The Aqedah continues to stimulate inquiry and application to modern situations. Unbinding ...
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Overview

Unbinding the Binding of Isaac is an anthology of three faiths' interpretations of the Genesis 22:1-19 story. The various exegeses of this story have been mined by the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths for a protracted period of time. The "Aqedah," as the binding story is known universally, stimulates the interests and imaginations of theologians, linguists, poets, historians, and artists of various skills and stripes. The Aqedah continues to stimulate inquiry and application to modern situations. Unbinding the Binding of Isaac is at once ancient and modern in its scope, purpose, and relevance to scholarly inquiry regarding this ongoing debate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761835660
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

John T. Greene is Professor of Religious Studies at Michigan State University. Mishael M. Caspi is Professor of Religion at Bates College.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Prolegemenon Chapter 2 Love Conquers Anger: The Aqedah in Rabbinic Liturgy Chapter 3 Selected Christian Interpretations of the Aquedat Izhaq Chapter 4 The Binding of Isaac Between Two Traditions Chapter 5 The Unbinding and Sacrificing of Isaac: Isaac, Judaism, Israel, Some Poems, and My Life Chapter 5 Let Us Go Beyond the Binding of Isaac Chapter 6 The Topos of the "Binding of Isaac" (the Aqedah) in Modern Hebrew Poetry Chapter 7 The Outcry, The Question and the Silence- Sarah and the Aquedah in theMidrash and the Contemporary Israeli Literature Chapter 9 The Heritage of theAqedah in A.B. Yehoshura's Mr. Mani
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