The Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others

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Roger E. Van Harn
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 28, 2007 - Religion - 222 pages
Foreword by Peter W. Ochs
Afterword by Richard John Neuhaus

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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Contents

The Ten Words
1
The Face of Ethical Encounter
3
Response
16
No Other Gods
23
Response
40
The Blessing of Gods Name
47
Response
62
The Sabbath Day
69
Response
132
Sexuality and Marriage
135
Response
148
Calvin and the Stewardship of Love
157
Response
175
Bearing True Witness
179
Response
194
God or Mammon
199

Response
80
Honoring Parents
87
Response
100
What Have You Done?
113
Response
127
Response
212
Afterword
218
Contributors
221
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About the author (2007)

Roger E. Van Harn is retired from the pastorate at Grace Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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