Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

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

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBLís Terms of Use.

I donít remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


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 [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us
Site development by kenwells.com: graphic design