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Overview 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.
In different ways, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their beginnings to Abraham. His wives, Hagar and Sarah, though also pivotal in the story, have received far less attention. In this book, however, noted Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars focus on Hagar, Sarah, and their children, from Ishmael and Isaac to their many descendents through the centuries.
Moving from ancient and medieval sources to contemporary appropriations of the Sarah and Hagar story, the authors begin with an overview of the three religions--from their scriptural beginnings to their contemporary questions. They then explore how the story was developed after its canonization, in rabbinic interpretations, in the stories of Islam, and in the teachings of the early church fathers. They also present contemporary womanist and feminist perspectives. Timely, relevant, and provocative, this book provides an entree into interreligious discussion and understanding.
Citations And Professional Reviews Hagar, Sarah, And Their Children: Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Perspectives by Phyllis Trible & Letty M. Russell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Multicultural Review - 12/01/2006 page 68
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 2, 2006
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664229824 ISBN13 9780664229825
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More About Phyllis Trible & Letty M. Russell
Phyllis Trible is the University Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is considered a leader in the text-based exploration of women and gender in Scripture, has lectured extensively in North America and abroad.
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Great book Jun 6, 2007
Trible provides some excellent insight into women's roles in the history of the three big religious traditions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; it's a good read, pretty quick, and opens your eyes to the huge role gender plays in the biblical narratives, even though gender tends to be downplayed by the Christian church and arguably even the biblical accounts themselves.