The Ten Commandments: The Reciprocity of Faithfulness

The Ten Commandments: The Reciprocity of Faithfulness

by William P. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0664223230

ISBN-13: 9780664223236

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Offering a host of classic and new essays surveying the scholarly ethical and biblical debate surrounding the Ten Commandments, William Brown organizes his volume into three parts: the history of interpretation, contemporary reflections on the Decalogue as a whole, and contemporary reflections on individual commandments. A useful addition to ethics as well as

Overview

Offering a host of classic and new essays surveying the scholarly ethical and biblical debate surrounding the Ten Commandments, William Brown organizes his volume into three parts: the history of interpretation, contemporary reflections on the Decalogue as a whole, and contemporary reflections on individual commandments. A useful addition to ethics as well as Old Testament and Hebrew Bible courses, Brown's The Ten Commandments will be a standard reference for all Decalogue research, as it facilitates a helpful balance between moral, theological, and biblical study.

The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664223236
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Library of Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,106,676
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxii
General Editors' Introductionxv
Introduction1
Chapter 1Divine Command and Beyond: The Ethics of the Commandments12
Section 1History of Interpretation: A Sampling
Chapter 2The Decalogue in the New Testament33
Chapter 3Law in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas45
Chapter 4The Moral Precepts of the Old Law51
Chapter 5Martin Luther and the Rabbinic Mind61
Chapter 6How Christians Should Regard Moses68
Chapter 7Reformed Explication of the Ten Commandments78
Chapter 8On the Law and the Commandments100
Chapter 9The Two Testaments in the Anabaptist Tradition106
Chapter 10Three Radical Reformers on the Decalogue116
Section 2Contemporary Reflections on the Decalogue
Chapter 11The Obedience of Trust: Recovering the Law as Gift133
Chapter 12Biblical Law and the Origins of Democracy146
Chapter 13Should the Ten Commandments Be Posted in the Public Realm? Why the Bible and the Constitution Say, "No"159
Section 3Contemporary Reflections on the Commandments
Chapter 14The First Commandment173
The First Commandment as a Theological and Ethical Principle174
Chapter 15The Second Commandment193
"The Work of Human Hands" (Psalm 115:4): Idolatry in the Old Testament194
Chapter 16The Third Commandment204
The Fundamental Code Illustrated: The Third Commandment205
Chapter 17The Fourth Commandment213
A Palace in Time214
Restless Until We Rest in God: The Fourth Commandment as Test Case in Christian "Plain Sense" Interpretation223
Chapter 18The Fifth Commandment237
No Contempt for the Family238
Chapter 19The Sixth Commandment248
"Thou Shalt Not Kill"-The First Commandment of the Just War Tradition249
Chapter 20The Seventh Commandment266
Adultery, Prophetic Tradition, and the Decalogue267
Chapter 21The Eighth Commandment275
The Eighth Commandment: A Way to King's "Beloved Community"?276
Chapter 22The Ninth Commandment290
Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience291
Chapter 23The Tenth Commandment301
"Coveting Your Neighbor's House" in Social Context302
AppendixNumbering the Commandments319
Bibliography321
List of Modern Contributors333
Author Index337
Scripture Index341
Subject Index347

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