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The woman who named God : Abraham's dilemma and the birth of three faiths

Author: Charlotte Gordon
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the biblical story of Abraham and his wives against a backdrop of events that marked the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and considers how their story offers insight into ongoing conflicts between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Sarah, (Biblical matriarch); Hagar, (Biblical figure); Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); Hagar, (Biblical figure); Sarah, (Biblical matriarch)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Gordon
ISBN: 9780316114745 031611474X
OCLC Number: 225870380
Description: xxiii, 375 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Beginnings 3 --
2 Lekh Lekha 13 --
3 Hebrews 21 --
4 Sacrifices 32 --
5 Beautiful Woman 41 --
6 Rape in the Palace 51 --
7 War 63 --
8 Dinner with Jesus 70 --
9 Silences 75 --
10 Trembling before God 82 --
11 Covenant of the Parts 90 --
12 Sarai's Proposition 98 --
13 Do with Her as You Will 105 --
14 Hagar and the Wilderness 115 --
15 The Well 122 --
16 A Second Concubine 130 --
17 Naming God 138 --
18 Ishmael 144 --
19 El Shaddai 151 --
20 Sarah and God 159 --
21 God the Father 168 --
22 Circumcision 177 --
23 The Debate 189 --
24 Gerar and a Cave 201 --
25 Incest 214 --
26 Laughter 220 --
27 Exile 231 --
28 Mount Moriah 242 --
29 The Beloved Son 256 --
30 The Death of Sarah 266 --
31 Burial and Mission 277 --
32 Coming Home 291 --
33 Hinneni 299.
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"Gordon has a clear engagement with Bradstreet, and the major accomplishment of this lively biography is in showing that she is as exceptional a person as the 17th-century New England she lived in." Read more...

 
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