The editors contributors to this volume of essays expounding and applying the Commandments to the contemporary church, are practitioners of ecumenism as it should be practiced. Their stated purpose in making this book is to 'bring fresh reflection to bear on general theological questions, such as the place of the Ten Commandments in civil society, their relation to natural moral law, their relevance for the Christian life, their use in catechetical instruction, as well as on particular ethical issues such as abortion, killing, homosexuality, lying, greed and the like.' The team assembled includes Markus Bockmuehl, David Bentley Hart, Robert Jenson, Gilbert Meilaender, Thomas Oden, Ephraim Radner, R.R. Reno, Philip Turner, and Robert Louis Wilken-representing Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, and Methodist confessions-and the contributions eloquently call us back to the worship of the true God and the rejection of all corruptions and substitutes.
An Eighth Day View:
I Am the Lord Your God explores anew the place of the Ten Commandments in contemporary civil society, their relation to natural moral law, their relevance for Christian instruction, and their pertinence to ethical issues such as abortion, killing, homosexuality, lying, greed, and the like. Written by an outstanding group of ethicists, theologians, and Bible scholars from various church traditions - Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist - this timely work argues unequivocally for the divine authority and permanent validity of the Ten Commandments in both church and society. While including the Judge Roy Moore controversy in Alabama and other pertinent current issues in their discussion, the authors above all call the church to remain faithful to its heritage - ultimately to the Lord God - amid our postmodern culture at large. Contributors: Markus Bockmuehl Carl E. Braaten William T. Cavanaugh David Bentley Hart Reinhard Hutter Robert W. Jenson Gilbert Meilaender Thomas C. Oden Ephraim Radner R. R. Reno Christopher R. Seitz Philip Turner Bernd Wannenwetsch Robert Louis Wilken