Abraham and his Son Hardback

The story of a story

by James Goodman;


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Abraham and his Son

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'I didn't think he'd do it. I really didn't think he would. I thought he'd say, whoa, hold on, wait a minute. We made a deal, remember, the land, the blessing, the nation, the descendants as numerous as the sands on the shore and the stars in the sky.' A mere nineteen lines in the book of Genesis, it rests at the heart of the history, literature, theology, and sacred rituals of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Writing from the vantage of 'a reader, a son, a Jew, a father, a sceptic, a historian, a lover of stories, and a writer', Goodman gives us an enthralling narrative that moves from its biblical origins to the cultures and faiths of our time. He introduces us to the commentary of Second Temple sages, rabbis and priests of the late antiquity, and early Islamic scholars. He examines Syriac hymns, Hebrew chronicles of the First Crusade, and medieval English mystery plays. He looks at the art of Europe's golden age, and the panoply of twentieth-century interpretation, including the work of Bob Dylan, Elie Wiesel, and A. B. Yehoshua. In illuminating how so many others have understood this tale, Goodman tells a gripping and provocative story of his own.

Abraham and his Son by James Goodman was published by Sandstone Press Ltd in February 2015. The ISBN for Abraham and his Son is 9781910124154.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSandstone Press Ltd (February 2015)
Weight584g
Number of Pages308
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
ISBN9781910124154
ISBN-10191012415X
Product Code4277721
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