By Julián Andrés González Holguín
The Genesis tale of Cain’s homicide of Abel is frequently instructed as a simplistic distinction among the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This booklet subverts that analyzing of the Biblical textual content by way of employing Giorgio Agamben’s suggestions of homo sacer, the kingdom of exception and the belief of sovereignty to reassess this famous story of fratricide and produce to the fore its political implications.
Drawing from political concept, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, this ebook creates a theoretical framework from which to do issues: to begin with, to explain and examine the historical past of interpretation of Genesis 4:1-16, and secondly to suggest another interpreting of the Biblical textual content that comes with different texts inside and out of the Biblical canon. This intertextual research will spotlight the causes of violence, legislations, divine rule, and the rejected as they emerge in numerous contexts and should overview them in an Agambenian framework.
The new angle of this booklet makes it very important examining for any educational with pursuits in religious study and Theology and their interactions with politics and ethics.
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Cain, Abel, and the Politics of God: An Agambenian reading of Genesis 4:1-16 (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism) by Julián Andrés González Holguín