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No other gods : the politics of the Ten Commandments, Ana Levy-Lyons

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No other gods : the politics of the Ten Commandments
Title
No other gods
Title remainder
the politics of the Ten Commandments
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Ana Levy-Lyons
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Language
eng
Summary
Ana Levy-Lyons, a minister who is equally at home in secular and religious worlds, offers a deeply perceptive reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments for our modern lives. The Ten Commandments are a spiritual resource for social justice. A politically and spiritually brazen prescription for living, the Ten Commandments would turn our world upside down if we actually followed them. Far from being only ethical norms on which everyone already agrees or a remnant of a bygone oppressive era, the Commandments are actually countercultural practices. Today the Ten Commandments are a divisive part of American culture. Religious conservatives champion them, even if they don't always practice them. Religious liberals and the nonreligious may bristle at what they perceive as antiquated moral restrictions. But, this ancient code still has vital contemporary relevance. Rev. Levy-Lyons explores ways the Commandments bring us meaning, illuminate our values, and help us navigate through the turbulent waters of social injustice, environmental crises, and societal inequity. NO OTHER GODS looks at each Commandment in new ways, moving beyond interpersonal morality to the global economy and our hyper-connected age. From the first, You Shall Have No Other Gods Besides Me (Dethrone the Modern Deities of Political, Social, and Corporate Power), to the tenth Do Not Covet (Practice Your Liberation-You Have Enough, You Are Enough)-and all those in between-she underscores how the Commandments can produce a bold spiritual consciousness. Whether you are deeply religious or spiritual-but-not-religious, learn how the Ten Commandments can guide you to resist injustice, heal our earth, and find personal dignity amid the free-for-alls of modern life. "We don't have to invent a bunch of new practices for a meaningful way to live out our spirituality and social justice politics," says Levy-Lyons. "There is a perfectly good set of ten of them, all ready to go, with as much progressive firepower as any of us can handle, that has existed for some three thousand years."
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Levy-Lyons, Ana
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1285.52
LC item number
.L48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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No other gods : the politics of the Ten Commandments, Ana Levy-Lyons
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-279) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
993420261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781478977216
Lccn
2017045880
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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Label
No other gods : the politics of the Ten Commandments, Ana Levy-Lyons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
993420261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781478977216
Lccn
2017045880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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