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The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Tradition


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Part I. THE HEBREW BIBLE AND THE NEW TESTAMENT; The Biblical Status of the Decalogue.; The Rhetoric of the Ten Commandments. Seeing Thunder: Narrative Images of the Ten Commandments.; The Decalogue with Paul, especially in his Letter to the Romans.; "You shall not murder", "You shall not commit adultery". Theological and anthropological radicalization in the letter of James and in the Sermon on the Mount.; Part II. LATER DEVELOPMENTS; Removing the Decalogue from the Shem'a and Phylacteries: the historical implications.; The Decalogue with Augustine.; The Ten Commandments in Martin Luther's Catechisms.; The Meaning and Significance of the Commandments according to the Mystical World of Habad Hasidim.; Part III. SYSTEMATIC REFLECTIONS; Law, Commandment - Conditions for the Reception of the Decalogue since the Reformation.; The Ten Commandments in an Ethics of Risk.; The Good, the Bad and the Undecided. Cultural Echoes of the Decalogue. An educational perspective.

About the Author

H. Graf Reventlow, is an Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at University of the Ruhr, Bochum. His most important recent publication is the book series Epochen der Bibelauslegung (4 vol.). English translation in preparation. Y. Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Bible at Tel-Aviv University. He has published books on various biblical topics such as: of the Exodus; Prophecies Against Foreign nations; The book of Job; recently he has published a 2 volumes' commentary on the Book of Jeremiah.

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