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By Regina M. Schwartz

The Curse of Cain confronts the inherent ambiguities of biblical tales on many degrees and, finally, bargains an alternate, inspiring interpreting of the Bible that's conscious of visions of plenitude instead of shortage, and to an ethics in accordance with generosity instead of violence.

"[A] provocative and well timed exam of the interrelationship of monotheism and violence. . . . this can be a fresh substitute to criticism-biblical and otherwise-that so usually confuses interpretation with closure; it truly is a call for participation to an ethic of probability, plenitude, and generosity, a welcome antidote to violence, as very important for its insights into reminiscence, identification, and position as for its feedback of monotheism's violent legacy."—Booklist

"Brilliant and provocative, this can be a paintings difficult shut recognition from critics, theologians, and all these attracted to the creative roots of universal life."—Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth

"A stunningly vital book."—Walter Brueggemann, Theology Today

"Artfully rendered, ceaselessly provocative."—Lawrence Weschler, New Yorker

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