Abraham's Curse: Child Sacrifice in the Legacies of the West

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Doubleday, 2008 - Religion - 259 pages
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Looks at the significance and implications of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son Isaac to shed new light on religious conflicts in the modern world, analyzing the impact of the story on the beliefs and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, especially in relation to Islamic suicide bombings, militant Zionism, and graphic depictions of Christ's crucifixion. 35,000 first printing.

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Although the premise of this book is interesting, and the book is well written, it suffers a great deal from his limited use of sources. The author rarely moves outside the Jewish, Christian, and ... Read full review

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BRUCE CHILTON is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and Rector at the Church of St. John in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including the acclaimedRabbi JesusandMary Magdalene.

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