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Hagar, Sarah and Their Children

Letty M RussellPhyllis Trible

Hagar, Sarah and Their Children

Letty M RussellPhyllis Trible

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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.



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About "Hagar, Sarah and Their Children"

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.


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Meet the Authors

Letty M Russell

Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale Divinity School. She died on July 12, 2007, at age 77. She was one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Ascension in East Harlem for ten years. She joined the faculty of Yale Divinity School in 1974 and retired in 2001. She wrote and edited numerous books, including "Church in the Round: Feminist Interpretation of the Church", "Dictionary of Feminist Theologies" (with J. Shannon Clarkson), and "Inherit

Phyllis Trible

Phyllis Trible is University Professor of Biblical Studies at Wake Forest University Divinity School, and Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary, New York.

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  • Catalogue Code 291790
  • Product Code 9780664229825
  • ISBN 0664229824
  • EAN 9780664229825
  • Pages 211
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2006
  • Sales Rank #48277
  • Dimensions 228 x 151 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.368kg

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