Five Biblical Portraits (inbunden)
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University of Notre Dame Press
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Five Biblical Portraits (inbunden)

Five Biblical Portraits

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Five Biblical Portraits is a sequel to Elie Weisel's Messengers of God; in this work Elie Wiesel illuminates Joshua, Saul, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Jonah through sensitive readings of the scriptures as well as the Talmudic and Hasidic sources. As a sequel to his book, Messengers of God, this work brings ancient religious figures to literary life and emphasizes the personal struggles within the awesome missions of these men.
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"This collection of biographies of prophets-Joshua, Elijah, Saul, Jeremiah, and Jonah-does a masterful job of humanizing these figures. However, in the course of his descriptions, Elie Wiesel does more than inform us about their lives and supposed thoughts. He asks today's questions in the context of the past. . . . There is no ambiguity or vagueness in Wiesel's writing. He promises us portraits, and there is not a wasted brushstroke, not a blurred line." -- Christian Century

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Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) was a professor emeritus at Boston University, where he was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities since 1976. His work on behalf of human rights and world peace has earned him the Nobel Peace Prize (1986), the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal, among many other honors. In 1986, Marion and Elie Wiesel established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, to advance the cause of world peace by creating a new forum for the discussion of urgent ethical issues confronting humanity. Wiesel is the author of more than forty books, several of which have won international awards.


Joshua -- Elijah -- Saul -- Jeremiah -- Jonah.