Deuteronomy / Edition 1

Deuteronomy / Edition 1

by Thomas Mann
     
 

Deuteronomy, Thomas Mann notes, is more than a relic of ancient history. It is a living document that deals with issues that have relevance for the modern-day reader, including justice and the vision of the Great Society, individual responsibility versus the importance of community, and the nature of loyalty to God and to the world. By examining these and other

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Deuteronomy, Thomas Mann notes, is more than a relic of ancient history. It is a living document that deals with issues that have relevance for the modern-day reader, including justice and the vision of the Great Society, individual responsibility versus the importance of community, and the nature of loyalty to God and to the world. By examining these and other issues, readers will draw striking parallels between the world of Israel several millennia ago and today. This absorbing and readable book will stimulate discussion about the Deuteronomistic prescriptions for a healthy society and their applicability to contemporary life and society.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664252663
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Westminster Bible Companion Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
0.42(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction1
1D-Day or Doomsday? Deuteronomy 1:1-4:4023
2Covenant and Commission Deuteronomy 4:44-5:3341
3The First Commandment Deuteronomy 5:6-7; 6:1-2549
4The Second Commandment Deuteronomy 5:8-9a; 7:1-2659
5The Third through the Tenth Commandments Deuteronomy 5:11-2171
6The Peril of Affluence Deuteronomy 8:1-2091
7The Broken Covenant Deuteronomy 9:1-10:1195
8"If You Will Only Heed" Deuteronomy 10:12-11:32101
9Camp Meeting Deuteronomy 12:1-7107
10Economics of the Covenant Community Deuteronomy 15:1-23; 16:1-17; 16:21-17:7113
11Judge, King, Priest, and Prophet Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:14-20; 18:1-22123
12The Cry of Justice Deuteronomy 24:10-15, 17-18133
13The Grand Central Story - Reprise Deuteronomy 26:1-19137
14Showers of Blessing, Droughts of Curse Deuteronomy 27:1-30:20143
15Testament Deuteronomy 31:1-32:22; 34:1-12159
Works Cited169

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