Let's talk about something happy, though bittersweet.
Abraham is brainwashed to forget about the way he understood himself and God before, so that when he commits himself to the new understanding provided by the Genesis writers and Socrates, et al, he can't go back.
As a result of living in the world Abraham, like the rest of us, suffer. But the way he suffers, our understanding of his suffering, is different depending on whether we understand things the old way, or the new. What's more, the way one might be saved from that suffering is different.
If one understands things the old way, and has been brainwashed into believing the new sparkly way of understanding things, then salvation is a matter of de-programming. The way to salvation is to see one's way back to the old ways. If one is committed to the new ways, then salvation along that route is a matter of making good with the consequences of that commitment.