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Title: Abram
Description: Sanity Quest Publishing, 2007. First Edition. Paperback. ISBN: 9781934584002. 294 pages. This is a NEW book from the Hartford Seminary Bookstore; 0.8 x 8.3 x 5.1 Inches; Religious terrorists expect reward in heaven. Why?Regardless of one's interpretation of the Qu'ran, the ultimate source of this belief is the story of Abraham and Isaac. Abraham proved he was willing to kill in obedience to God, and was therefore rewarded. Can a person see this story differently and still remain true to his chosen religion? In the nuclear age we better hope he can.Cary Cook's Abram provides a sensible alternative in the form of a delicious fiction. Abram (as he was originally called) was not a special person chosen by an arbitrary God for supernatural communication. He was a truth seeker disillusioned by the fall of his local deity at Ur. He migrated to Haran and Canaan not because of divine orders, but for simple pragmatic reasons. He was not ordered by God to kill his son. The religion of Canaan required the sacrifice of all firstborn sons. Abram defied it, instead betting his life on a righteous God. The Biblical message, "Obey God, no matter how stupid or immoral His orders may appear," is changed to, "Obey a righteous God, no matter what your society tells you.. New .

Keywords: 9781934584002

Price: US$ 39.60 Seller: Frenchboro Books
- Book number: 41078

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