THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN MODERN PERSPECTIVE by Owen M. Weatherly

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN MODERN PERSPECTIVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Dr. Owen M. Weatherly has ample opportunity to observe the practicing Christian of the present age and to gauge the impact of the Ten Commandments upon his life. Thus he finds it feasible to clarify and re-apply these commandments for the age of mass production and materialistic philosophies. The book should be a preeminent success with both the average reader and the scholar. Its genius lies in the lucidity and Spartan simplicity of the author's insight into the original intent of the Law -- and the logic of its meaning for here and now is so apparent that one wonders why he hasn't thought of that before. For example, one imagines that the pagan gods are dead and Olympus unpopulated, but far be it from true. Narcissus flagrantly flaunts himself today as Enlightened Self Interest (actually, pure unadulterated selfishness). So Eros, the god of sensual indulgence, runs rampant as Tolerance -- and so on through the entire gamut of ancient deities -- ""Old gods never die; they merely change their dress and adopt improved techniques."" The book is good for general reading and Protestant sermon fodder.

Publisher: John Knox Press