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Bleached FaithThe Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square$
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Steven Goldberg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758611

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.001.0001

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Erasing the Ten Commandments

Erasing the Ten Commandments

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(p.7) Chapter 2 Erasing the Ten Commandments
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Bleached Faith
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758611.003.0002

This chapter examines the effort to empty the Ten Commandments of any meaning. It begins by considering how the commandments are actually presented in the Bible. It then turns to the modern understanding of the Ten Commandments among Christians, and shows that they include highly controversial teachings. Next it looks at the reception of the Ten Commandments in the American legal system.

Keywords:   religion, Ten Commandments, Bible, American legal system, Christians

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