What do twentieth century, urbanized Americans have in common with some Middle Eastern nomads who lived more than thirty centuries before them? The Ten Commandments.
Can these “Ten Words” really speak to us today? John Shelby Spong says yes. In The Living Commandments he looks at the context into which the Commandments came, traces the development of the Hebrew people’s understanding that accompanied their history, and finally holds out what he believes to be the essence of the Ten Words for our own time.
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