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Introduction: Sacrifice for Gods and Country: Practice and Theory

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/9780804759021.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter begins by reviewing the history of the modern study of human sacrifice. It then considers the claim regarding the erosion of the Bible's status as an absolute moral ... More


Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Yael Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a history of the shifting attitudes toward national sacrifice in Hebrew culture over the last century. Its point of departure is Zionism's obsessive preoccupation with its haunting ... More


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