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Abraham's curse

child sacrifice in the legacies of the West

1st ed.

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham builtan altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him onthe altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son . . ." --The Book of Genesis

Table of Contents

The test
Sacrificial species, human offerings
Martyrdom, the Jewish invention
Blood of the Lamb
The Son's eternal sacrifice
Martyrs, in the flesh
Gnostic laughter, Roman pornography, blood payment
Taking leave of Moriah
Ibrahim's sacrificial vision
Blood harvest
The long descent.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-243) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
222/.11064
Library of Congress
BS1238.S24 C45 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
259 p. ;
Number of pages
259

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19973067M
Internet Archive
abrahamscursechi00chil
ISBN 10
0385520271
ISBN 13
9780385520270
LC Control Number
2007030288
Library Thing
4981652
Goodreads
2549357
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