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

Seattle: Libertary, 2010 pp. xiv + 201. $14.95

Description: 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 About the author: Henry Hanoch Abramovitch is Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and founding President of Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology

Subjects: Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Psychology

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Review by D. Andrew Kille
Published 6/7/2011
Citation: D. Andrew Kille, review of Henry Hanoch Abramovitch, The First Father Abraham: The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2011).

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