Review of The Sacrifice of Isaac: The Reception of a Biblical Story in Music. Dowling Long's knowledge of the story's reception is mind-boggling. .... Dowling Long's conclusion is also well written, demanding a reading all on its own..... Dowling Long has taken an insurmountable amount of research and through her concise and organized style of writing, writes a book that is as accessible as can be achieved given its technical details. It is certainly a book to have on the shelf regardless of one's expertise in music or art. Dowling Long Karen Langton, Relegere.