Curse of Cain The Violent Legacy of Monotheism

ISBN-10: 0226742008

ISBN-13: 9780226742007

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Regina M. Schwartz

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The Curse of Cainconfronts the inherent ambiguities of biblical stories on many levels and, in the end, offers an alternative, inspiring reading of the Bible that is attentive to visions of plenitude rather than scarcity, and to an ethics based on generosity rather than violence. "[A] provocative and timely examination of the interrelationship of monotheism and violence. . . . This is a refreshing alternative to criticism-biblical and otherwise-that so often confuses interpretation with closure; it is an invitation to an ethic of possibility, plenitude, and generosity, a welcome antidote to violence, as important for its insights into memory, identity, and place as for its criticism of monotheism's violent legacy."—Booklist"Brilliant and provocative, this is a work demanding close attention from critics, theologians, and all those interested in the imaginative roots of common life."—Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth"A stunningly important book."—Walter Brueggemann,Theology Today"Artfully rendered, endlessly provocative."—Lawrence Weschler,New Yorker
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List price: $24.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Rebuilding Babel Murder Identity and Violence 1. Inventing Identity: Covenants Imagining Israel Cutting Covenants The Blood of the Covenant 2. Owning Identity: Land Possessing Land Exodus and Conquest Polluting the Land Whores in Exile 3. Natural Identity: Kinship Exogamy, Endogamy, and the Foreigner Rape and the Other Incest Is Best Kinship, Race, and Property God the Father and Homosexuality 4. Dividing Identities: "Nations" Nationalism in the Discipline Nations in the Bible Defining Israel 5. Inscribing Identity: Memory Remembering the Exodus The Politics of Memory Forgetting Joseph (He Adds) Typology and Totality Living Memory Notes Index
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