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Quran and Muslim Exegesis as a Source for the Bible and Ancient History

Brannon Wheeler

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 3 examines the concept of “Arab” prophets in the Quran and early Muslim exegesis. Using Muslim exegesis and documentary evidence from the ancient and late antique Near East, the chapter ... More


The Quran's Depiction of Abraham in Light of the Hebrew Bible and Midrash

Bat-Sheva Garsiel

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyzes the Quran, stressing the possible Jewish, Christian, Judeo-Christian, or Gnostic sources of inspiration for the Quranic revelation. Abraham emerges as a figure that is respected ... More


The Galton-Garrod Society

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the history of the Galton-Garrod society, a journal club started by four researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in 1950. This journal club was an interdisciplinary one; as ... More


Binder or Slaughterer? The Rise and Fall of “Abraham”

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Hebrew literature of the 1940s and '50s overturned historical cultural processes that in late antiquity had slowly shifted both the burden and the merit of the aqedah from the biblical Abraham to the ... More


Mania, Murder, and Gender Mayhem, 1975–1995

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the 1975 essay, “The Isaac Syndrome,” by Shlomo G. Shoham, an internationally renowned criminologist and author, which intensified the debate among contemporary Isaacs and ... More


Against the Dialectic of Nation: Abraham Cahan and Desire’s Spectral Jew

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter articulates a literary historical legitimation for critiquing the legibility and circulation of Jewish categoricalness. Through a close reading of Abraham Cahan's novella “The Imported ... More


Productive Estrangement: Racial-Sexual Continuums in Asian American as Southern Literature

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter situates the Asian outsider as a figure of productive alienation and imperfect correspondence, one who questions the ways in which lines of affiliation and connection become drawn and ... More


The Body of the Nation: Abraham Lincoln, Vladimir Lenin, and Eva Perón

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 introduces photographic indexicality and uses it as the metric to understanding the relationship between the body of the dead leader (Lincoln, Lenin, Eva Peron) and the “body politic” for ... More


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