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Abraham as a spiritual ancestor

a postcolonial Zimbabwean reading of Romans 4

by Israel Kamudzandu

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abraham -- (Biblical patriarch),
  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Romans IV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Israel Kamudzandu.
    SeriesBiblical interpretation series -- v. 100
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS2665.52 .K36 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24002867M
    ISBN 109789004181649
    LC Control Number2009053518
    OCLC/WorldCa496282316

      Abraham is an interesting figure, and I think we probably need to go beyond Paul’s descriptions to truly get a sense of his place in the story. Paul wants us to see Abraham as our spiritual ancestor, even if we don’t descend from his lineage according to the flesh. Genesis A turning point in the saga of God's people occurred when God called Abram to leave Mesopotamia for a land he knew little or nothing about, Canaan. He promised him great blessings of wealth and rulership, as well as spiritual blessing: "And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis ; also ).This could only be a reference to the work of the Messiah.

    Mormon Handbook ~ The Book of Abraham Since Abraham lived before Moses, who authored the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament), it would make the papyrus older than the book of Genesis! It is evident that the writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, of which our printed Book of Abraham is a copy, must of necessity be older than. The spiritual dimension of His promise to Abraham is only one part of the story. As physical beings we function in a physical world. Therefore God often achieves His spiritual goals through physical means such as giving or taking away physical blessings—using the principle of rewards for good behavior and punishment for sin.

    Specifically, Kierkegaard examines how Abraham, patriarch of the Israelites and generally regarded as the spiritual ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, could sacrifice his son, Isaac. Abraham [according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations] or Abram (ā`brəm) [Heb.,=exalted father], in the Bible, progenitor of the Hebrews; in the Qur'an, ancestor of the Arabs. As the founder of Judaism Judaism, the religious beliefs and practices and the way of life of the Jews.


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Abraham as Spiritual Ancestor (Biblical Interpretation) [Kamudzandu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Drawing on the ideology of the Augustan era of constructing ancestors, this book is about Paul's creative construction of Abraham as a spiritual ancestor of all people who have the faith of Abraham and Sarah.

The book breaks new accademic grounds on theCited by: 4. This book written from an African perspective offers a fresh interpretation on a contextualizing reading of Romans and its theology. The argument of the book is that Paul's construcntion of Abraham as a Spiritual ancestor of "all" faith people was based on his encounter with the Roman Ideology based on Aeneas as the founder of Rome.

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam. Traveling through war zones, braving violence at religious sites, andseeking out faith leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining yet divisive role that Abraham plays for half the world's believers.

Provocative anduplifting, Abraham offers a thoughtful /5(). Drawing on the ideology of the Augustan era of constructing ancestors, this book is about Paul's creative construction of Abraham as a spiritual ancestor of "all" people who have the faith of Abraham The book breaks new accademic grounds on the value of ancestors in a 21st century global Christian world.

Get this from a library. Abraham as spiritual ancestor: a postcolonial Zimbabwean reading of Romans 4. [Israel Kamudzandu] -- New Testament commentaries and exegetes have not paid sufficient attention to the context in which Paul's Epistel to the Romans was crafted.

This book written from an African perspective offers Abraham as a spiritual ancestor book. Abraham, Hebrew Avraham, originally called Abram or, in Hebrew, Avram, (flourished early 2nd millennium bce), the first of the Hebrew patriarchs and a figure revered by the three great monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and ing to the biblical book of Genesis, Abraham left Ur, in Mesopotamia, because God called him to found a new nation in an undesignated land that he.

(21) Was not Abraham our father justified by works?--St. James now addresses his two examples from familiar history in force of his plea for active faith.

The first is the marvellous devotion and trust of Abraham (Genesis 22) when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar; that boy himself the type of God's dear Son, who bore, like His meek ancestor, the sacrificial wood up the long weary.

The dissertation concludes that the construction of Abraham as a spiritual ancestor allows Shona people to claim Abraham as a spiritual ancestor on the basis of faith, and thus reincarnating the gospel in the continent of Africa where ancestor veneration is regarded. The Book of Abraham opens on the backdrop of a burning Jerusalem in 70 AD as Abraham the Temple scribe flees the destruction of his home.

Two thousand years and a hundred generations later, another Abraham perishes, immolated in the fires of the Warsaw Ghetto.4/5(39).

James New Century Version (NCV). 21 Abraham, our ancestor, was made right with God by what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar. 22 So you see that Abraham’s faith and the things he did worked together.

His faith was made perfect by what he did. 23 This shows the full meaning of the Scripture that says: “Abraham believed God, and God accepted Abraham’s faith, and. Name at birth: AbramThree world religions honor Abraham as their ancient patriarch and a model of faith in one God. In Judaism the 12 tribes of Israel trace their lineage to Abraham through his son Isaac and grandson Jacob.

In Christian scriptures he is a spiritual ancestor, "justified by faith. ABRAHAM: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. By Bruce Feiler. Morrow, $; pp. JEWS, Christians and Muslims all claim Abraham as. Hagar (Hebrew: הָגָר, Hāḡār, of uncertain origin; Arabic: هَاجَر‎ ‎ Hājar; Greek: Ἁγάρ, Hagár; Latin: Agar) is a biblical person in the Book of was an Ancient Egyptian servant of Sarah, who gave her to Abraham to bear a child.

The product of the union was Abraham's firstborn, Ishmael, the progenitor of the Ishmaelites Arabians. Book Summary. Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner.

Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.

The biblical account also poses textual problems. Abraham paying a tithe to Melchizedek is an interpretation, though a likely one, of the original biblical text, in which the matter is ambiguous; it seems incongruous that Abraham gives a tenth of the booty to Melchizedek and then refuses to take any of it for himself (verses 22–23).

Again, some scholars have asserted that it would be unusual. Yes. The Torah and other Kabbalistic sources refer to Abraham as the ancestor of the Jews. It is written that Abraham lived in ancient Babylon, in Ur of the Chaldees [1], and that he wanted to turn all the people into followers of his study.

He in. Ina group of 25 people embarked on a trip from Urfa to Hebron, following Abraham’s famous journey. Thirteen years later, nea travelers have walked this network of trails and they’ve told tens of thousands of stories about the people of this region, their families, traditions, art, architecture, languages, recipes, and agriculture.

The correlation between Brahma and Abraham in the five-fold sacrifice in the later book of Manu is telling of a longstanding shared tradition in India beyond the Vedas and Upanishads.

It is not a question of whether Abraham’s spirituality was transferred to the Hindu or. Abraham. The Old man, whose name may mean "the father is exalted, " was the first of the great patriarchs of Israel.

In the ancient Near East a patriarch was the leader or ancestor of a family, but Abraham exceeded this status by becoming the progenitor of one specific nation, the Hebrews, as well as of other peoples.

Abraham is remembered in the Bible as the father of faith and the ancestor of the Israelites (Gen ; Rom ).According to Genesis, God called him from his home in Mesopotamia to journey to the promised land, where God promised to multiply Abraham’s offspring and make them into a great people and a blessing to the three major monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity.

The Family Tree of Abraham is found in the Book of Genesis along with his life story. He was originally from the city of Ur of the Chaldeans.

His father Terah had 3 sons: Abraham, Nahor and Haran. Abraham's first son Ishmael was born to him and his wife's Egyptian maid Hagar and 12. We’re talking about the meaning and legacy of Abraham, the common spiritual ancestor of the three monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

In this multimedia piece, “The Cave,” contemporary composer Steve Reich synchronizes music with Muslim, Christian, and Jewish voices reciting texts and reflections on the Abraham story.

Indeed, Abraham had many physical descendants, and all who put their faith in God through Jesus are also counted as spiritual heirs of Abraham (Galatians ). The “Father of the Faithful” had his moments of doubt and disbelief, yet he is still exalted among men as an example of .