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The Sacrifice of Isaac: Reading the Same Story Two Ways
The sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22:1–19) is one of the most striking stories in all of Scripture and has inspired a great deal of theological and philosophical thinking, including Soren Kierkegaard’s monumental treatise Fear and Trembling. But what if we’ve been reading it all wrong? Could there be two stories embedded within the same text? The Reverend Clayton Crawley, the Chief Church Relations Officer at the Church Pension Fund and Assisting Priest here at St. Bart’s, delves into the account that has puzzled scholars for millennia.