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A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of the Story of Joseph, the Son of Jacob: A Study in Comparative Culture, Ethics, and Spirituality

A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of the Story of Joseph, the Son of Jacob: A Study in Comparative Culture, Ethics, and Spirituality (Hardback)

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The study examines resemblances and differences among the various versions of the story of Joseph as they appear in ancient and modem texts. The "originary" source is already marked by difference, and so pointing out differences is, I think, more significant than stressing sameness. For example, in the Torah and the bible, Joseph is portrayed as an arrogan and spoiled youth, inspiriting his brothers' hatred of him. In the Qur'an, however, he is regarded as being of high moral character even as a youth. The story of Joseph is the most detailed, narratively coherent episode in the Qur'an. But while the essential incidents of the story are the same in both the holy texts, it is much shorter, and the presentation, the emphasis, and the effect in the Qur'an are utterly different. The Qur'anic version of the story strips away the elements of the Old Testament and Christian stories that fave each a Hebraic or Christian focus, presenting it, instead, as a universal tidings of the unseen meant to quicken and awaken the hearts of all human beings and bring them to the straight path of belief.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityBibles Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Publication Date: 01/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9781495503856  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Nouryeh received his Ph.D. from CUNY and is Professor of English Humanities (Comparative Literature & Intercultural Studies) at SUNY at Canton. His publications include "Translations and Critical Study of Ten Fire-Islamic Odes: Traces in the Sand, Arab-Muslim Views of the West from the Ninth Century to the Twentieth, The Art of Narrative in the Holy Qur'an, The Arab-Muslim Development of Muhammd's Teaching: from Acts of "Madness" to the Arts of Spirituality & Shura.

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