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The Ten commandments : a handbook of religious, legal, and social issues

Author: Joseph P Hester
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2006, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thorough notes are included ... useful ... recommended"--Choice; "commentary is balanced and well-researched"--C & RL News; "useful"--ARBA; "interesting"--The Society for Old Testament Study; "comprehensive ... extensive references"--Theological Book Review. This handbook helps bring understanding and meaning to the controversies that have arisen in present day society over the application of the Ten Commandments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)70880742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Hester
ISBN: 9781476608617 147660861X
OCLC Number: 895364327
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2014. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 285 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
Part I: The History and Meaning --
1. Biblical Content --
Versions of the Ten Commandments --
Analysis of the Ten Commandments --
Interpretation of the Ten Commandments --
2. Ethical Inquiry and the Development of Morality --
Approaches to Ethical Inquiry --
The Development of Moral Thinking in Ancient Cultures --
Three Types of Religious Ethics --
3. Reflective Morality --
The Role of Reason in Ethics --
Religion as a Type of Ethic --
Part 2: Issues and Controversies --
4. Separation of Church and State --
Controversy: Funding the Faithful-Faith-Based Initiatives --
Controversy: Posting the Ten Commandments in Public Buildings --
Controversy: Character Education-What Values Do We Teach? --
5. "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me" --
Controversy: One Nation Under God? --
Controversy: Religion, Science, and the Schools- Evolution or Creationism? --
Controversy: Prayer in Public Schools --
Controversy: Keeping the Sabbath Holy --
6. "Thou Shalt Not Kill" --
Controversy: Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research-Extending the Cloning Controversy --
Controversy: Is Euthanasia Ever Morally Correct? --
Controversy: Capital Punishment --
Controversy: The Morality (or Immorality) of War --
Controversy: Is Abortion Murder? --
7. "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness" --
Controversy: Racial or Religious Profiling --
8. "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" --
Controversy: Covenant Marriage --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Hester.

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Helps bring understanding and meaning to the controversies that have arisen in the society over the application of the Ten Commandments to public law and moral problems. This work provides background  Read more...

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