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Cain and Abel: Re-Imagining the Immigration ‘Crisis’

Department of Philosophy, Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
Religions 2020, 11(3), 112;
Received: 6 January 2020 / Revised: 3 March 2020 / Accepted: 3 March 2020 / Published: 6 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hope in Dark Times)
This essay proposes to interpret the significance of the so-called immigration crisis in the light of the ancient story of Cain and Abel. Much more than a mere conflict between brothers, this essay will argue that the story of Cain and Abel presents two archetypal ways of dwelling in the world: the sedentary and the nomadic. As such, the story sheds a shocking new light on our present crisis, deeply problematizing the sedentary and revealing in an amazing tour de force, the hidden potentialities of the nomadic and the powerful rejuvenating force that comes with its inclusion and welcoming in the sedentary landscape that characterizes our Western societies. View Full-Text
Keywords: Christian; Jewish; Biblical; Cain; Abel; immigration; ethics Christian; Jewish; Biblical; Cain; Abel; immigration; ethics
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Doukhan, A. Cain and Abel: Re-Imagining the Immigration ‘Crisis’. Religions 2020, 11, 112.

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