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By Itzhak Benyamini

In this booklet Itzhak Benyamini provides an alternate analyzing of Genesis, an in depth textual research from the tale of construction to the binding of Isaac. This analyzing deals the potential of a gentle relation to God, now not one characterised by means of worry and awe. the amount offers Don-Abraham-Quixote no longer as a perpetual knight of religion yet as a crafty believer within the face of God's calls for of him. Benyamini reads Genesis with out making concessions to God, asking approximately Him ahead of He examines the center of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the opposite knights of religion (if they're particularly that). during this method, the observation on Genesis turns into a platform for a brand new form of severe theology. via this unconventional rereading of the established biblical textual content, the booklet makes an attempt to extract a distinct ethic, person who demanding situations the Kierkegaardian call for of blind religion in an all-knowing ethical God and gives in its stead an alternate, daily ethic. The ethic that Benyamini uncovers is characterised via kinfolk continuity and culture meant to make sure that very axis—familial permanence and resilience within the face of the tough and capricious legislations of God and the typical hardships of life. 

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