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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
Title
The ten commandments
Title remainder
how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life
Statement of responsibility
David Hazony
Title variation
10 commandments
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hazony, David
Dewey number
222/.1606
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1285.52
LC item number
.H39 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Religious life
  • Ethics
  • Spirituality
  • Personal conduct
  • Sin
Target audience
adult
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how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life
Label
The ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life, David Hazony
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index
Contents
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 -- Our communities, ourselves -- Peace
Control code
2009043129
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 288 p.
Isbn
9781416562351
Lccn
2009043129
Label
The ten commandments : how our most ancient moral text can renew modern life, David Hazony
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-273) and index
Contents
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 -- Our communities, ourselves -- Peace
Control code
2009043129
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 288 p.
Isbn
9781416562351
Lccn
2009043129

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