decalogue decalogue

Definition(s):

  • (n) the biblical commandments of Moses

Usage(s):

  1. Taken together, this seamy decalogue shows the '50s as a neat place to visit -- a lovers' lane accessible from a killer drag strip -- but hell to live through.
  2. A Gallic decalogue for obstreperous American visitors.
  3. It is difficult to be an American, because there is as yet no code, grammar, decalogue by which to orient oneself.

News

  • Decalogue & Democracy

    At the magazine Mosaic , Peter Berkowitz examines the relationship between the Decalogue and liberal democracy, taking his cue from a recent essay by Leon Kass. Both men, Kass and Berkowitz, are among the most thoughtful conservative voices around but I think they are wrong when they suggest that the Israelites were given a choice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. "Countless monuments, medallions, plaques, sculptures, seals, frescoes, and friezes - including, of course, the Supreme Court's own courtroom frieze - commemorate the Decalogue. Nothing in the Constitution requires these historic artifacts to be...
    on Mar 2, 2005 By: Greg Abbott Source: FOXNews

  2. On an international level, John Paul II, issued a letter (April 30, 2001) stating that "a sin against the Sixth Commandment of the Decalogue by a cleric with a minor under 18 years of age is to be considered a grave sin, or 'delictum gravius.'"...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Minnesota Public Radio

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