Do the Ten Commandments Have a Universal Significance? God’s Law as the Basis of a Global Culture

Author: Porter, Daniel V.
Year:2011
Pages:204
ISBN:0-7734-1389-8
978-0-7734-1389-4
Price:179.95
This study focuses on the role of the Ten Commandments in Christian mission. The work tests an ancient instrument's potentiality to accurately differentiate world views in the twenty-first century.

Reviews

“Porter has addressed a fundamental question: Is the Decalogue a cross-cultural moral transcendent, or is it culture specific and historically confined?” -Professor Samuel H. Larsen, Reformed Theological Seminary

“...demonstrates wide-ranging erudition in a broad range of subjects, from biblical Hebrew and Greek to contemporary methodologies in the social sciences.” -Professor Al Wolters, Redeemer University College

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY SAMUEL H. LARSEN, PH.D
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
Background and Significance of the Research
Research Concern
Research Question
Definition of Key Terms
Assumptions
Limitations and Delimitations
2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Purpose and Design
Biblical Ontology
Worldview Theory and the Biblical Covenant
Covenantal Ethnohermeneutic Theory
3. RESEARCH DESIGN
Purpose and Design
Data Sources and Types
Methodology
Data Analysis
4. CASE ONE: THE LIBERATION OF ISRAEL AS A NATION RENEWAL OF THE COVENANT UNDER MOSES
Brief Summary of the Text
Setting
Fabric of the Context
The Mosaic Covenant
Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations
5. CASE TWO: PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS: THE TEN WORDS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
Introduction
Fabric of the Context
Summary of the Text
Immediate Setting
Findings
Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations
6. CASE THREE: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICANS AND THE TEN WORDS
Introduction
Research Design
Summary of the Transcript
Treatment of Data
Covenantal Analysis
Conclusions and Recommendations
7. TREATMENT OF DATA AND FINDINGS
8. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Appendix
1. RESEARCH DESIGN PROTOCOL
2. CASE THREE INSTRUMENT PROTOCOL
3. GROUP ONE TESTING PROTOCOL
4. WORLDVIEW SELF-TEST
5. TRANSCRIPT: GROUP ONE (UNCHURCHED)
6. WORLDVIEW SELF-TEST COMPARISON, GROUP TWO, RESPONDENT #5
7. TEN WORDS COMPARISON WITH GROUP ONE, RESPONDENT #5
8. TEN WORDS COMPARISON WITH GROUP TWO SUMMARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF SUBJECTS