Cain, Abel, and the Politics of God: An Agambenian reading by Julián Andrés González Holguín

By Julián Andrés González Holguín

The Genesis tale of Cain’s homicide of Abel is frequently advised as a simplistic distinction among the innocence of Abel and the evil of Cain. This publication subverts that interpreting of the Biblical textual content through utilizing Giorgio Agamben’s innovations of homo sacer, the country of exception and the assumption of sovereignty to reconsider this recognized story of fratricide and produce to the fore its political implications.



Drawing from political thought, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, this booklet creates a theoretical framework from which to do issues: to start with, to explain and examine the heritage of interpretation of Genesis 4:1-16, and secondly to suggest another studying of the Biblical textual content that comes with different texts in and out of the Biblical canon. This intertextual research will spotlight the reasons of violence, legislations, divine rule, and the rejected as they emerge in several contexts and may review them in an Agambenian framework.



The new angle of this publication makes it very important interpreting for any educational with pursuits in religious study and Theology and their interactions with politics and ethics.

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