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The Resource Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jon D. Levenson

Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jon D. Levenson

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Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Title
Inheriting Abraham
Title remainder
the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Jon D. Levenson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jews, Christians, and Muslims supposedly share a common religious heritage in the patriarch Abraham, and the idea that he should serve only as a source of unity among the three traditions has become widespread in both scholarly and popular circles. Inheriting Abraham boldly challenges this view, demonstrating Abraham's distinctive role in each tradition, while delineating the points of connection as well. In this sweeping and provocative book, Jon Levenson subjects the powerful story in Genesis of Abraham's calling, his experience in Canaan and Egypt, and his near-sacrifice of his beloved son Isaac to a careful literary and theological analysis. But Levenson also explores how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have given unique distinctive interpretations to these narratives, often reimagining Abraham and his life in mutually exclusive ways. Historically, the three traditions have differed sharply over what Abraham's life foreshadows, how the Abrahamic community is constituted and sustained, and what practices the patriarch's example authorizes. In these disputes, Levenson finds illuminating signs of profound and enduring theological divergences alongside the commonalities. A stunning achievement that is certain to provoke debate, Inheriting Abraham traces how each community has come to revere Abraham as an exemplar of its own distinctive spiritual teachings and practices. This probing and compelling book also reveals how the increasingly conventional notion of the three equally "Abrahamic" religions derives from a dangerous misunderstanding of key biblical and Qur'anic texts, fails to do full justice to any of the traditions, and is often biased against Judaism in subtle and pernicious ways."--Provided by publisher
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digitized
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YDXCP
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Levenson, Jon Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of Jewish ideas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • Abraham
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Abraham (Biblical patriarch) in rabbinical literature
  • Abraham (Biblical patriarch) in the New Testament
  • Abraham (Biblical patriarch) in the Qurʼan
  • Rabbinische Literatur
  • Judentum
  • Christentum
  • Islam
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Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jon D. Levenson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: who was (and is) Abraham? -- Call and commission -- Frustrations and fulfillments -- The test -- The rediscovery of God -- Torah or Gospel? -- One Abraham or three?
Control code
ocn812508307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400844616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 392346
  • 22573/cttnk3wt
  • c9a801b0-b148-4317-98fe-befd243da8ed
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)812508307
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Inheriting Abraham : the legacy of the patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jon D. Levenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: who was (and is) Abraham? -- Call and commission -- Frustrations and fulfillments -- The test -- The rediscovery of God -- Torah or Gospel? -- One Abraham or three?
Control code
ocn812508307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400844616
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 392346
  • 22573/cttnk3wt
  • c9a801b0-b148-4317-98fe-befd243da8ed
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812508307
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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