The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others
In this book eminent Jewish and Christian scholars come together to illuminate the Ten Commandments. Roger Van Harn has arranged the volume so that writers from both traditions dialogue over each of the Ten Words. A Christian or a Jew writes a penetrating essay about one of the commandments, followed by a shorter response from a member of the other tradition ? all done, remarkably, without sacrificing either Jewish or Christian identity. Unique for its authentic interfaith dialogue on dogmatic matters, The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others offers pertinent guidelines for believing Jews and Christians today, with the goal of stimulating deeper conversation between the two groups. As Van Harn says, ?Listening to one another may hold pleasant surprises that open us to new possibilities.'? Contributors: Carl E. Braaten Roger Brooks Shalom Carmy James A. Diamond Elliot N. Dorff Jean Bethke Elshtain Rochelle L. Millen Richard John Neuhaus David Novak Peter W. Ochs David Patterson Daniel Polish Anathea E. Portier-Young R. R. Reno John K. Roth Byron L. Sherwin Marguerite Shuster R. Kendall Soulen Linn Tonstad Leanne Van Dyk Calvin P. Van Reken Allen Verhey Miroslav Volf Sue Ann Wasserman
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Page 54 - The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Page 53 - The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness...
Page 51 - PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.
Page 36 - The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
Page 1 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work...
Page 115 - Hereby it is manifest, that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is of every man against every man.
Page 55 - If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us...
Page 1 - You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Page 60 - Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death ó even death on a cross.
Page 158 - I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.