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Mere Morality: What God Expects from Ordinary People epub

by Lewis B. Smedes


Mere Morality: What God Expects from Ordinary People epub

ISBN: 0802802575

ISBN13: 978-0802802576

Author: Lewis B. Smedes

Category: Bibles

Subcategory: Theology

Language: English

Publisher: Eerdmans; Edition Unstated edition (March 9, 1989)

Pages: 294 pages

ePUB book: 1520 kb

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Can we know what God expects of the human family? Is there a morality for ordinary people?In this book, theĀ .

Can we know what God expects of the human family? Is there a morality for ordinary people?In this book, the author of Sex for Christians and Love within Limits explores the way to moral sanity amid the confusions and crises of contemporary life. We do not, says Smedes, have a 'moral map' to mark out the details of our route in advance, but neither are we left to grope and improvise at every step

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Is there a morality that shows us how to survive as a humane community? Can we know what God expects of the human family? Is there a morality for ordinary people?In. Is there a morality that shows us how to survive as a humane community? Can we know what God expects of the human family? Is there a morality for ordinary people? In this book, the author of "Sex for Christians" and "Love within Limits" explores the way to moral sanity amid the confusions and crises of contemporary life

Mere Morality: What God . .has been added to your Cart. Booklist " honest and candid discussions of these knotty contemporary problems make Mere Morality an excellent selection for group study of the Commandments.

Mere Morality: What God . A valuable addition to church and public library collections. Journal of Psychology and Christianity "This book will be a valuable textbook in ethics.

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Mere Morality: What God Expects From Ordinary People. A Life of Distinction. The Art of Forgiving. Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don't Deserve. My God and I, a Spiritual Memoir, Eerdmans, 2003. Mark A. Kellner (December 1, 2002) Lewis Smedes Dead at 81 from Christianity Today.

Lewis Benedictus Smedes was born in 1921, the youngest of five children . Caring & Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise" "The Incarnation in Modern Anglo-Catholic Theology" "All Things Made New" "Love Within Limits" "Sex for Christians" "Mere Morality: What God Expects From Ordinary People" "A Life of Distinction" "The Art of Forgiving" "Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don't Deserve" "Keeping Hope Alive" "My God and I, a Spiritual Memoir", Eerdmans

Is there a morality that shows us how to survive as a humane community? Can we know what God expects of the human family? Is there a morality for ordinary people?In this book, the author of Sex for Christians and Love within Limits explores the way to moral sanity amid the confusions and crises of contemporary life. We do not, says Smedes, have a "moral map" to mark out the details of our route in advance, but neither are we left to grope and improvise at every step.The focus of Smedes's study is the commandments -- in particular those five of the Ten Commandments which call us to respect other persons: "Honor your father and mother"; "You shall not kill"; "You shall not commit adultery"; "You shall not steal"; "You shall not bear false witness." Each of these commandments pinpoints the moral nucleus of one sector of life in community -- family, marriage, property, communication, and the preservation of life itself.Using these commandments as a basis, Smedes asks three questions: What does God command us to do? Why does he command this? And how can we obey this in the ambiguities and conflicts of real life?Smedes answers the first question by extracting the simple meaning of the commands. He probes answers to the second question -- why? -- on the premise that a reasonable Creator commands his creatures only to be what they are and to act in ways that fit their nature as human beings in community. "Moral norms are not alien," claims Smedes, "they conform to our being."It is in answering how to obey these commandments in ordinary life that Smedes moves from the ancient words at Sinai to the troubled twentieth-century context in which we live. This is not always an easy task. The commandment may signal a clear moral direction, but determining whether and how its absolute fits into each new situation will require patient common sense, tough-minded reason, and devout faith. Such painful struggles, for which Smedes provides eloquent guidance are at the core of responsible moral living.
Not to be confused with Mere Christianity - this book tackles the 10 Commandments as it pertains to our lives today. Is it honoring your parents to place them in a facility? This is the sort of thing that we need to address these days, and this book is invaluable to make sense of how we should live our lives in this day and age. It's not 2017-current, but still a valuable and worthwhile read.
Slow reading intense reading. Well positioned in Christian tradition. Fantastic for a Christian perspective. Gives one a tremendous amount to think about.
clearly a deep understanding of God's word
thanks
Very helpful information and insight
Smeads has helped to crystlise many things and I found the book personally helpful it made a good discussion tool for a group.
Smedes has written a book on the 5 moral commandments and does a decent job arguing his point. I enjoyed the topic and appreciate his attention to detail.
Meets expectations and has clear material for understanding the subject matter. Great book shipped quick received timely. Would order agiain anytime.