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The Decalogue: Living as the People of God #2020

The Decalogue Living as the People of God The Ten Commandments or Decalogue have long been a pillar of Western law and culture In recent times they have been a point of controversy in the public square But on closer scrutiny the commandment

  • Title: The Decalogue: Living as the People of God
  • Author: David L. Baker
  • ISBN: 9780830851690
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Decalogue: Living as the People of God By David L. Baker, The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, have long been a pillar of Western law and culture In recent times they have been a point of controversy in the public square But on closer scrutiny the commandments are particularly addressed to the people of God In the exodus narrative, their revelation on Mount Sinai is framed in symbols of awe fire, smoke, and blaring trumpeThe Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, have long been a pillar of Western law and culture In recent times they have been a point of controversy in the public square But on closer scrutiny the commandments are particularly addressed to the people of God In the exodus narrative, their revelation on Mount Sinai is framed in symbols of awe fire, smoke, and blaring trumpets To this centerpiece of Sinai, David L Baker brings his extensive research and reflection Setting each commandment within its ancient Near Eastern setting, he clearly backlights their cultural profile Then, within their covenantal framework, he illuminates their biblical theological meaning Finally, viewing each commandment in light of our contemporary setting, he reflects on how they cut against the cultural grain and shed light on our pathway as the people of God The result is a focused commentary on the Decalogue For anyone studying the Decalogue and Old Testament ethics students or laypeople, teachers or preachers this book is an indispensable guide to the Ten Words God delivered at Sinai.

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    1. What do you think of The Ten Commandments Nope, I am not talking about Charlton Heston in Technicolor, but the words God spoke to Moses on Mt Sinai The Decalogue has been revered for the way it has provided a basis for law in Western culture, but recently it has been a point of controversy People have wondered if the Ten Commandments a religious words on a courthouse wall are a violation of the separation of church and state Sadly, many of us don t think of the Ten Commandments much at all, or [...]

    2. This is a solid, though almost exclusively modern the bibliographies include very little pre 1980 material , introduction to the 10 Commandments The book is divided into four sections What is the Decalogue Loving God Loving Neighbor The Decalogue Today The first section deals with background issues, such as the origin and purpose of the Decalogue The second and third sections deal with the specific commandments, with each treatment divided into three subsections The first subsection deals with A [...]

    3. This was a decent, well rounded book on the Decalogue 10 commandments The format of each chaper on the decalogue was Background of the commandment in the Ancient Near East The commandment itself Reflections practical application for us today And there was also introductory material and a nice concluding chapter on how we should view the commandments today.Theologically, the author seems to be mildly liberal This means he used authors and brought up viewpoints that doubted or denied the tradition [...]

    4. Summary After an exploration of the shape, form, origin, and purpose of these ten words , the author takes each in turn, exploring the command in its cultural context, it s biblical and theological meaning, and contemporary relevance.The Ten Commandments The Decalogue The Ten Words In recent times, they have been a point of controversy, with public displays of the commandments being contested some arguing that they are foundational to western law, others that their public display is an unconstit [...]

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