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Shattered Tablets: Why We Ignore the Ten Commandments at Our Peril

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Is morality based on some essential truth or is it defined by society? In this highly original critique of American social mores and popular culture, David Klinghoffer argues that the Ten Commandments are essential to maintaining a morally healthy society. With the meticulousness of a scholar, he begins by excavating the meaning of the Commandments. Drawing on the millennia-old rabbinical work Mechilta, he explains that the Decalogue was written on two tablets to show that when a country neglects the Commandments written on the first tablet—those having to do with the relationship between God and peoplethe interpersonal relationships described on the second tablet suffer irreparable damage as well. By shrugging off the Bible as a guide and turning toward secularism, America has created a crude, cruel, and dishonest national life.

Addressing such timely topics as the controversy over public displays of the Commandments and the battles over Intelligent Design, Klinghoffer demonstrates that Christians and Jews are united in their opposition to the pagan aspects of our culture. In the tradition of Hebrew prophets like Jeremiah and Isaiah, he describes our failings with humor and compassion, but also with anger and disappointment. An unusual, incisive perspective on the role of religion in society, SHATTERED TABLETS is sure to spark debate. In the end Klinghoffer arges that by shrugging off the Bible as a guide and turning toward secularism, America has created a crude, cruel, and dishonest national life.

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The author of The Lord Will Gather Me In and The Discovery of God reassesses modern-day America from the perspective of the Ten Commandments, arguing that the Decalogue is essential to maintaining a morally healthy society, and reflects on the potentially grave implications of abandoning them both in our individual lives and as a nation. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

DAVID KLINGHOFFER is the author of The Lord Will Gather Me In, a memoir of Jewish conversion, The Discovery of God, a spiritual biography of Abraham, and Why the Jews Rejected Jesus. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385521895
Subtitle:
Why We Ignore the Ten Commandments at Our Peril
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Klinghoffer, David
Author:
David Klinghoffer
Subject:
Religion : General
Subject:
Religion : Biblical Commentary - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Moral conditions
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Ethics & Morals
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
United States Moral conditions.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History American
Subject:
Christianity-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
Religion Western-American Religion
Subject:
CHRI-AMERICAN CHURCH HISTORY
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
244

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"Synopsis" by , The author of The Lord Will Gather Me In and The Discovery of God reassesses modern-day America from the perspective of the Ten Commandments, arguing that the Decalogue is essential to maintaining a morally healthy society, and reflects on the potentially grave implications of abandoning them both in our individual lives and as a nation. 25,000 first printing.
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