The Decalogue and a Human Future

The Meaning of the Commandments for Making and Keeping Human Life Human

By Paul L. Lehmann

The Decalogue and a Human Future

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  • ISBN: 9781579109196
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 3/15/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

The Decalogue and a Human Future

The Meaning of the Commandments for Making and Keeping Human Life Human

By Paul L. Lehmann

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579109196
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 3/15/2002
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

Endorsements & Reviews-

"An important book for theology, ethics, and the church."

James H. Cone


"This book displays all the depth, penetrating insight, and clarity of thinking that have become the hallmarks of Lehmann's writing. It mercilessly and wonderfully exposes the superficiality and frivolousness of many of the arguments surrounding the Decalogue.... Theologically instructive, intellectually satisfying, and spiritually uplifting."

Allan Boesak


"Paul Lehmann was one of the greatest of America's Christian ethicists and one of its most influential teachers. His work has had a profound impact on many persons, especially pastors and lay folk. This final work brings him back to some of his major themes - the relation of the gospel and law, the commitment to a truly human life in this world that is shaped by God's just and loving activity in Jesus Christ, and the need for the gift of discernment to see what it is that makes and keeps human life human.... One does not expect to hear much that is fresh on such worked-over moral issues as abortion and homosexuality, but in these pages Lehmann makes us think afresh and challenges us even on those familiar topics. It is sad to think that we shall hear no more from this deeply Christian and moral thinker.

Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary


"This is vintage Lehmann. His koinonia ethic continues to make enormous sense - not least in South Africa and other transitional situations where people are seeking moral discernment amid complexity and ambiguity in the quest for social justice. This book's development of Lehmann's ethic around the Ten Commandments makes it more than a textbook for students. It is a book for pastors, the laity, and the general public. It is also a wonderful culmination to the work of a great theologian."

Charles Villa-Vicencio, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Contributors-

Paul L. Lehmann

Bio(s)-

Paul L. Lehmann (1906-1994) was the Charles A. Briggs Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York. This volume and Ethics in a Christian Context and The Transfiguration of Politics are his three greatest books, forming the remarkable legacy of his life's work in Christian ethics.

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