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The Ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life, David Hazony

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The Ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life
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The Ten commandments
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how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life
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David Hazony
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The ten commandments
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Journalist and philosopher David Hazony offers a new look at our most venerable moral text. Combining a fresh reading of the Old Testament's most riveting stories and ancient rabbinic legends with an exploration of what ails society today, Hazony shows that the Ten Commandments are not just a set of obscure laws but encapsulate a deeply valuable approach to life, as relevant now as it was when they first appeared more than two millennia ago. He begins with a daring claim: Although they have become a universally recognizable symbol of biblically based religion, they are not, strictly speaking, a religious text. Rather than making a statement about faith or mystical realms inaccessible to reason, they contain a coherent prescription for how to make a better world. At their core stands what Hazony calls the "spirit of redemption," which he describes as one of the two basic spiritual components of Western civilization--From publisher description
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366151
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DLC
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222/.1606
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index present
LC call number
BS1285.52
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.H39 2010
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non fiction
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The Ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life, David Hazony
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The Ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life, David Hazony
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1st Scribner hardcover ed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Our communities, ourselves
  • Peace
  • Redemption
  • Morality and loneliness
  • Our lies destroy us
  • The redemptive self
  • Wisdom of the heart
  • The meaning of life
  • Love and ecstasy
  • Making room for others
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 288 p.
Isbn
9781416562351
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009043129

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