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The Ten Commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life

Author: David Hazony
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Journalist and philosopher David Hazony offers a new look at our most venerable moral text. Combining a fresh reading of the Old Testament's most riveting stories and ancient rabbinic legends with an exploration of what ails society today, Hazony shows that the Ten Commandments are not just a set of obscure laws but encapsulate a deeply valuable approach to life, as relevant now as it was when they first appeared  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hazony
ISBN: 9781416562351 1416562354 9781416562405 1416562400
OCLC Number: 457770069
Description: xiv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Redemption --
Morality and loneliness --
Our lies destroy us --
The redemptive self --
Wisdom of the heart --
The meaning of life --
Love and ecstasy --
Making room for others --
Our communities, ourselves --
Peace.
Other Titles: 10 commandments
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Hazony's thoughtful exploration of the Ten Commandments shows how each is meaningful to modern lives.  Read more...

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