The Decalogue and a Human Future: The Meaning of the Commandments for Making and Keeping Human Life Human

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995 - 232 pagini
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Building on a long career in the field of Christian ethics, Paul Lehmann here examines the role of the Ten Commandments in Christian life. Driven by the fundamental ethical question What am I as a believer in Jesus Christ and as a member of his church to do?, Lehmann moves beyond the inadequacies of both an ethic of law and a utilitarian ethic to his unique proposal of a contextual ethic grounded in the concept of koinonia. Part One discusses the commandments generally while focusing on insights from sociology regarding the structure of human life. Part Two takes up each commandment individually as a springboard for discussing critical issues in today's world.

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Of God and Creation The Right Tablet of Moses The First Second and Third Commandments
95
The First Commandment YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BESIDES ME
96
The Heart Becomes Religion and Trust Becomes Process The Second Commandment YOU SHALL NOT GO ABOUT WITH THE NAME OF GOD ...
101
The Feminist Repudiation of Patriarchal Cooptation
111
The Third Commandment YOU SHALL MAKE A DAY FOR CELEBRATION HOLY
145
The Family Abortion and Homosexuality The Fourth Fifth and Sixth Commandments The Left Tablet of Moses
149
The Fourth Commandment YOU SHALL HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER
150
The Fifth Commandment YOU SHALL NOT KILL
163

Hive Anthill or Human Community
48
The Structural Realism of the Decalogue
55
Reciprocal Responsibility and the Decalogue
63
Apperception Structure and Responsibility
66
The Structural Realism of the Decalogue
79
Pathways and Patterns of Reciprocal Responsibility
83
Prologue
85
Luther and the Bible
89
The Question of Homosexuality The Sixth Commandment YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY
172
Property False Witness Vocation and Belonging The Seventh Eighth Ninth and Tenth Commandments Christianity and Property The Seventh Comm...
179
The Eighth Commandment YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR
199
The Ninth and Tenth Commandments YOU SHALL NOT COVET
207
Concluding Comments
224
Index
228
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Pagina 68 - Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows ! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy. The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid globe. Strength should be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead. force should be right ; or, rather, right and wrong, (Between whose endless jar justice resides,) Should lose their names, and so should justice too.
Pagina 135 - Abba! Father!' it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God...
Pagina 69 - Strength should be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead: Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong, Between whose endless jar justice resides, Should lose their names, and so should justice too. Then every thing includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite; And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself.
Pagina 67 - The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre, Observe degree, priority and place, Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, Office and custom, in all line of order...
Pagina 135 - Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
Pagina 100 - If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Pagina 39 - For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
Pagina 73 - Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual, I wonder if I've changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?
Pagina 42 - And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.
Pagina 100 - Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven, Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, *I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness...

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