Abraham and Hagar: paragons of fugitives

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Rereadings of the Genesis account with the focus ipon Abraham and upon hagar reveal a striking analogy with fugitives nowadays. Black womenist theologians recognize in Hagar who is treated as a bondwoman many similarities with their own past history as enslaved people. In addition, Islam re-interprets Hagar's expulsion as the foundation of Islam by her discovery of Mecca. Hagar is the first to perform the Hajj.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-290
Number of pages12
JournalSchweizerische Zeitschrift für Religions- und Kulturgeschichte
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • fugitives, Abraham, Bible Islam

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