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The Decalogue and a human future : the meaning of the commandments for making and keeping human life human

Author: Paul Louis Lehmann
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©1995.
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Lehmann, Paul Louis, 1906-1994.
Decalogue and a human future.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©1995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Louis Lehmann
ISBN: 0802808352 9780802808356
OCLC Number: 31045176
Description: vii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Disregard, disarray, and discovery --
Chapter 1. On not keeping the commandments --
Gospel as law vs. law as gospel --
Rediscovering Luther --
Catching up with Brother Martin --
Chapter 2. Beyond hierarchy and equality --
The "age of reason" in a "world come of age" --
Sharp swords for rusty ones --
An assist from macrosociology --
Hive, anthill, or human community --
Chapter 3. The structural realism of the decalogue --
Secular individualism and social responsibility --
Reciprocal responsibility and the Decalogue --
Apperception, structure, and responsibility --
The structural realism of the Decalogue. Part II. Pathways and patterns of reciprocal responsibility --
Prologue: "The two tablets of Moses"; Luther and the Bible --
Chapter 4. Of God and creation: the right tablet of Moses (the first, second and third commandments) --
What does it mean to have a God? The heart and its trust (The first commandment: "You shall have no other Gods besides me") --
The loss of God's name: the heart becomes religion and trust becomes process (The second commandment: "You shall not go about with the name of God as though it made no difference") --
The violation and the restoration of God's name: The feminist repudiation of patriarchal co-optation --
Shabat, shalom, and responsibility for creation (The third commandment: "you shall make a day for celebration Holy"). Chapter 5. The family, abortion, and homosexuality (The fourth, fifth, and sixth commandments) --
The "Left tablet of Moses" --
The paradigm of human wholeness and the question of the family (The fourth commandment: "You shall honor your father and mother") --
The question of abortion (The fifth commandment: "You shall not kill") --
Sexuality and human fulfillment: The question of homosexuality (The sixth commandment: "You shall not commit adultery"). Chapter 6. Property, false witness, vocation, and belonging (The seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth commandments) --
Christianity and property (The seventh commandment: "you shall not steal") --
Telling the truth (The eighth commandment: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor") --
A question of belonging (The ninth and tenth commandments: "You shall not covet") --
Concluding comments --
Responsibility: Paul L. Lehmann ; with an introduction by Nancy J. Duff.


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