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The First Father Abraham


Religion / Spirituality / Philosophy

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

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