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The First Father Abraham : The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary :  The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary - Henry Hanoch Abramovitch

The First Father Abraham : The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary

The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary

Hardcover Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780819190277
Number Of Pages: 202

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This book discusses the adult development of the Biblical Patriarch, Abraham, as a _Spiritual Revolutionary_ (based on Genesis 11-25). It begins with the image of the _akeda,_ the binding of Isaac in which a father is ready to murder his son, and asks what significance this disturbing scene holds for us today.

First the Father Abraham is a remarkable study. Abramovitch combines his biblical scholarship with carefully applied principles of cultural anthropology and of the psychology of the innovator. He does so with imagination, insight, devotion, and playfulness. Abraham emerges as a 'spiritual revolutionary' whose personal quest enriches us all. -- Robert Jay Lifton, Author of The Protean Self ...Abramovitch manages to illumine the psychic, social and personal cost to this revolutionary figure... First the Father Abraham is a remarkable study. Abramovitch combines his biblical scholarship with carefully applied principles of cultural anthropology and of the psychology of the innovator. He does so with imagination, insight, devotion, and playfulness. Abraham emerges as a 'spiritual revolutionary' whose personal quest enriches us all. -- Robert Jay Lifton, Author of The Protean Self

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Abraham in Contextp. 19
Life With Fatherp. 37
Abram as Wandererp. 55
Abram the Founderp. 73
Abram Reborn as Abrahamp. 87
Crises of Growthp. 101
Akedap. 115
Final Reconciliationp. 125
Conclusion: The Psychology of Spiritual Revolutionp. 133
Epilogue: Abraham and the Paths of Peacep. 137
Epilogue: Psalm of the Jealous Godp. 139
Appendix: The Common Cultural-Ecological Background of the Patriarchsp. 141
Notesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 185
Biblical Indexp. 188
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ISBN: 9780819190277
ISBN-10: 0819190276
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: December 1993
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.47