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Hagar, Sarah, and their children : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives

Author: Phyllis Trible; Letty M Russell
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In different ways, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their beginnings to the man Abraham. Though also pivotal in the story, his two wives - the founding mothers Hagar and Sarah - have throughout history received far less attention. But this book changes that. It focuses on Hagar, Sarah, and their children." "Moving from an examination of the traditions that have emerged from ancient and medieval sources to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Named Person: Hagar, (Biblical figure); Sarah, (Biblical matriarch); Sara.; Hagar.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Trible; Letty M Russell
ISBN: 0664229824 9780664229825
OCLC Number: 61821849
Description: xii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Unto the thousandth generation / Phyllis Trible and Letty M. Russell --
Hagar and Sarah in Genesis and Galatians. Ominous beginnings for a promise of blessing / Phyllis Trible ; Twists and turns in Paul's allegory / Letty M. Russell --
Hagar and Sarah in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Conflict and coexistence in Jewish interpretation / Adele Reinhartz and Miriam-Simma Walfish ; Interpretive fate amid the church fathers / Elizabeth A. Clark ; Islamic Hagar and her family / Riffat Hassan --
Hagar and Sarah in continuing conversation. Hagar in African American biblical appropriation / Delores S. Williams ; Children of struggle / Letty M. Russell.
Responsibility: edited by Phyllis Trible and Letty M. Russell.
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In this book, noted Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars focus on Abraham's wives, Hagar and Sarah, and their children, from Ishmael and Isaac to their many descendants through the centuries.  Read more...

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