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Abraham's Curse: The Roots of Violence

in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Author(s): Bruce Chilton

ISBN13: 9780385520270

ISBN10: 0385520271


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  • Chilton offers a thought-provoking look at how the Abrahamic faiths have understood the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22. Examining militant Zionism, Islamist suicide bombings, and graphic depictions of Christs crucifixion, he makes an analysis of contemporary martyrdom vs. the ancient, unenlightened sacrifice of children in the name of religion.
  • Bruce Chilton

    Bruce Chilton is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale–on–Hudson and priest at the Free Church of Saint John in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including the widely acclaimed Rabbi Jesus and Rabbi Paul.

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