Unformatted text preview: makes Abraham’s actions a tremendous testament to his faith in the infallibility of God. Even without Isaac’s consent or knowledge, Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son, his innocent son, to demonstrate his obedience to God. On the other hand, the Koran states that Abraham told his son that he dreamt of sacrificing him and asked for his opinion. Isaac replies that he should do as he is told and that “Allah willing, you shall find me faithful.” Because Isaac willingly agrees to be sacrificed, the passage becomes a testament of faith for both Abraham and Isaac. While Abraham is giving his only son, Isaac is giving the ultimate sacrifice—himself. The dynamic shifts from a testimony of faith from Abraham to that of Isaac. He too believes in this God...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course ARTL 100 taught by Professor Pratt during the Spring '08 term at USC.
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