Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

A Note on Transliteration from Hebrew 

Abbreviations 

Introduction • Who Was (and Is) Abraham?

Chapter One • Call and Commission

Chapter Two • Frustrations and Fulfillments

Chapter Three • The Test

Chapter Four • The Rediscovery of God

Chapter Five • Torah or Gospel?

Chapter Six • One Abraham or Three?

Notes

Index of Primary Sources

Index of Modern Authors

Suggested Reading

Talmuds and Dragons

Talmuds and Dragons

Alan Verskin

Like the medieval literature to which it pays homage, The Inquisitor’s Tale weaves in supernatural events and divine interventions, mythic beasts and wild peoples, and even entrées into medieval theology, all liberally peppered with puns and potty humor.