The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths - eBook  -     By: Charlotte Gordon
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The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths - eBook

Little, Brown and Company / 2009 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780316040662
ISBN-13: 9780316040662
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The story of Abraham, Hagar and Sarah stands at the threshold of the three great Western religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam—although each appropriates the story differently. Although God's command of Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, is an oft-told story, his expulsion of his concubine, Hagar, and the son he had by her, Ishmael, is often ignored. In this sometimes provocative, though often pedestrian, rereading of the Hagar story, Gordon (Mistress Bradstreet) gives new power to a woman often left in the shadows. Focusing on Hagar's vision of God in the desert (Genesis 16:13), Gordon argues that Hagar is a prophet and a mystic who names God El-Roi, or “the God of my seeing.” Because of her experience of God, Gordon argues, Hagar's relationship with God is one that Abraham might envy, for God offered Hagar clear and direct guidance, while God offered Abraham no clarity or guidance about his future but simply expected Abraham to obey. Although her prose is often plodding, Gordon provides some glimpses of the power of Hagar's story for modern religions. (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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