Although I have found no book-length scholarly treatment of the different versions of the Decalogue
corresponding to the major religious denominations, scholars routinely refer to differences and conflicts between each denomination's version of the Ten Commandments.
A new decalogue
would certainly not replace the 10 ancient mandates, but it could meet the needs of those outside traditional religious communities.
At last, Facets Multimedia in Chicago has been able to distribute The Decalogue
as a series of videocassettes, and (even better) New Yorker Films has won the right to release the films theatrically.
plaques have lately been mounted in public buildings in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, with others promised or promoted in Michigan, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.
Although with The Decalogue
, Kieslowski ostensibly abandoned political issues for more universal moral concerns, in a Kieslowski film, the personal cannot be severed from the political.
is a fascinating document, not only because it offers basic lessons in citizenship that remain relevant to our time, but also because, at a deeper level, it tries to replace the entrenched dichotomies of a religious culture and a hierarchical society with the more nuanced concepts of a secular and modern society.
In Christianity, what is the Decalogue
better known as?
His topics include theories and methods of orality, Christian and Jewish interpretation history of Song 1:2, textual categories of decalogue
manuscripts, and audiences and agendas.
When we add that this decalogue
is about dialogue, we have the potential of an alliterative naming: Dialogue Decalogue
They're nothing newin fact, if you consider the well-known injunctions not to kill or steal that are part of the Decalogue
, you'll see top-10 lists have been around for millennia.
We will now proceed to examine how this original mind approached the Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue
This comes with the willful violation of Shabbat by a certain gatherer of wood, a violation of the only ceremonial mitzvah in the Decalogue
and a mainstay of Israelite/Jewish identity.