By Julián Andrés González Holguín
The Genesis tale of Cain’s homicide of Abel is usually advised as a simplistic distinction among the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This booklet subverts that interpreting of the Biblical textual content through utilizing Giorgio Agamben’s strategies of homo sacer, the country of exception and the belief of sovereignty to reassess this recognized story of fratricide and convey to the fore its political implications.
Drawing from political idea, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, this publication creates a theoretical framework from which to do issues: to start with, to explain and examine the heritage of interpretation of Genesis 4:1-16, and secondly to suggest another studying of the Biblical textual content that includes different texts in and out of the Biblical canon. This intertextual research will spotlight the causes of violence, legislation, divine rule, and the rejected as they emerge in several contexts and should review them in an Agambenian framework.
The special approach of this booklet makes it very important analyzing 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