The Akedah: The Binding of Isaac

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Jason Aronson, 1997 - 259 sivua
The story of the Akedah, Abraham's binding and near sacrifice of his son, Isaac, is one of the most enigmatic passages of the Bible. Not only a story of Abraham's devotion to God, this biblical episode reflects the classic tension between generations. Louis A. Berman uses his training as a psychologist and his personal experience as a father to craft this intensive inquiry into the Akedah. Louis A. Berman examines the place of the Akedah story in world mythology, in history, in psychology, in Christian and Islamic thought, in art and music and in the literature of England, America, and Israel.
 

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ABRAHAM AND HIS WORLD
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GENESIS 22 THE AKEDAH WITH COMMENTARY
11
THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE GENESIS 22 IN YIDDISH AND IN KIERKEGAARDS DANISH
21
THE FEAR OF GOD
27
THE TEN TRIALS
33
THE BIBLICAL CONTEXT OF THE AKEDAH
39
SITUATION ETHICS IN THE BIBLE SINNING FOR THE SAKE OF GOD
49
THE POETIC IDIOM OF BIBLICAL HEBREW DID GOD COMMAND ABRAHAM TO SACRIFICE ISAAC?
55
THE HUMANLIFEISSACRED INTERPRETATION
123
ILLUSTRATIONS
135
AKEDAH TOPICS
149
THE AKEDAH AND JEWISH PRAYER
151
ISAAC AND OEDIPUS
159
IN SEARCH OF THE URAKEDAH
173
THE AKEDAH AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
183
THE AKEDAH IN ISLAM
189

TWO PORTRAITS OF ISAAC
59
WHAT ABOUT SARAH?
65
ENTER SATAN
73
SIX INTERPRETATIONS OF THE AKEDAH
79
THE ATONEMENT INTERPRETATION
81
THE MARTYRDOM INTERPRETATION
85
THE DEGLORIFICATION INTERPRETATION
105
THE AKEDAH AS A TEST OF OBEDIENCE AND AS THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE OVER DUTY
111
THE DISASTER INTERPRETATION
117
THE AKEDAH IN MUSIC AND LITERATURE A SAMPLING
195
THE AKEDAH IN ART
215
GOD TESTS ABRAHAM A MIDRASH
227
THE SEVEN BROTHERS
231
FIELD NOTES OF AN AKEDAH IMAGE HUNTER
235
AKEDAH PAINTINGS AND PRINTS IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
241
BIBLIOGRAPHY
243
INDEX
255
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Louis Berman, Ph.D., a native of Detroit and University of Michigan joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1957, and worked there as a psychological counselor until his retirement as a Full Professor of Psychology in 1989. During his career at the University, he contributed to the clinical literature and authored a pioneering psychological study of intermarriage: Jews and Intermarriage, A Study in Personality and Culture (1968). Professor Berman's interest in Jewish life led to his authorship, in 1982, of Vegetarianism and the Jewish Tradition. For his synagogue (Beth Emet, Evanston) he authored a Tu biShevat Haggadah (1993, revised 1994), a prayerbook and storybook that has been widely adopted throughout the country. Louis Berman has two grown children and lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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