The Test / Blessed Deception

The Test / Blessed Deception

Streaming Video - 2003
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This program features The Test, the story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac, and Blessed Deception, the story of how Rebekah tricked Isaac into blessing Jacob instead of Esau. Bill Moyers' guests include theologians Marianne Meye Thompson and Francisco Garcia-Treto; Phyllis Trible, Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary; Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr; P. K. McCary, author of Black Bible Chronicles; psychotherapist Naomi Rosenblatt; Christian historian Robin Darling Young; Norman Cohen, author of The Family Conflict Stories in Genesis; and philosopher Leon Kass. Together they and others contemplate the meaning of sacrifice, the difference between blind and true faith, sibling rivalry, the concept of women as the carriers of faith, the nature of blessing, and the uses of deception.
Publisher: ©2003
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Films Media Group,, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] :, Public Affairs Television (Firm),, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 56 min., 46 sec.)) :,sound, color
video file, rda
Alternative Title: Blessed Deception


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