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In different ways, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their beginnings to Abraham, who is considered the founding father of an extended family of believers. 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, Trible and Russell's Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children begins with an overview of the three religions?from their scriptural beginnings to their contemporary questions. Part two, Hagar and Sarah in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions, explores how the story was developed after its canonization in scripture in rabbinic interpretations, the stories of Islam, and the teachings of the early church fathers. And part three, Continuing the Conversation with Hagar and Sarah, moves into a contemporary context with witnesses from womanist and feminist perspectives. Timely, relevant, and provocative, Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children offers a reliable and insightful look into a scriptural text foundational to these three great religions, and more importantly, provides an entr?e into open inter-religious discussion and understanding. In addition to Trible and Russell, contributors are Elizabeth A. Clark, Riffat Hassan, Adele Reinhartz, Delores Williams, and Miriam-Simma Walfish.

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Phyllis Trible is University Professor 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. 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 Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective (with Kwok Pui Lan, Ada Maria Isasi Dias, and Katie Cannon).

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ISBN:
9780664229825
Editor:
Trible, Phyllis
Editor:
Russell, Letty M.
Editor:
Trible, Phyllis
Editor:
Russell, Letty M.
Author:
Russell, Letty M.
Author:
Trible, Phyllis
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible - Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
Sarah
Subject:
Hagar
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Liberation Theology
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Biography - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
211
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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