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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., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Helps to bring understanding to the controversies in present day society over the Ten Commandments.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Hester
ISBN: 0786414197 9780786414192 9780786426584 0786426586 9781476608617 147660861X
OCLC Number: 50982323
Description: vi, 285 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The history and meaning. Biblical content. Versions of the Ten commandments ; Analysis of the Ten commandments ; Interpretation of the Ten commandments --
Ethical inquiry and the development of morality. Approaches to ethical inquiry ; The development of moral thinking in ancient cultures ; Three types of religious ethics --
Reflective morality. The role of reason in ethics ; Religion as a type of ethics --
pt. 2. Issues and controversies. 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? --
"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 --
"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? --
"Thou shalt not bear false witness." Controversy. Racial or religious profiling --
"Thou shalt not commit adultery." Controversy. Covenant marriage.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Hester.


This work aims to help bring understanding to the controversies that have arisen in society over the application of the Ten Commandments to law and morality. It presents the versions found in the Old  Read more...


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