The First Father Abraham
Lucid and insightful, this interdisciplinary retelling of Abraham’s adulthood provides a new perspective on Abraham, founder of religious traditions, and an extraordinary study of family dynamics, faith, and leadership.
Praise for The First Father Abraham:
“Henry Abramovitch develops a brilliantly humanized portrait of Abraham as patriarch and revolutionary prophet.” -Rabbi James E. Ponet Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain, Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
“Henry Abramovitch, a scholar and Jungian analyst, treats the Biblical figures of Genesis as full-blooded, living, psychologically complex human beings…This is a lyrical and moving reading of Abraham and his family.” -David Shulman, Professor of Humanistic Studies and Comparative Religion, Hebrew University
“A rich and compelling portrait of this towering biblical figure…Henry Abramovitch’s innovative approach applies…the perceptions of Jungian psychology to a close and perceptive reading of the biblical text itself.” -George Savran, Professor of Bible, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem