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Overview Inspirational insights and practical advice from the bestselling author of Sermon on the Mount. Always contemporary and down-to-earth, Emmet Fox reveals in this classic volume how an understanding of ancient wisdom can enable us to lead fulfilling and peaceful lives.
Publishers Description The master key to life--a universal guide to all that matters in making life more satisfying.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.33" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 1993
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0062503073 ISBN13 9780062503077
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More About Emmet Fox
Emmet Fox (1886-1951) was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century and a pioneer of the New Thought movement. His bold, dynamic message proclaiming that our thoughts shape our reality has changed the lives of millions across the world and influenced many key contemporary spiritual writers such as Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, and Louise Hay, all of whom have tapped into the power of positive thinking. Fox's other key works include Power Through Constructive Thinking and Alter Your Life.
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Fox's Masterpiece Nov 3, 2006
This book is the most direct and clear window into the type of Christian Ideology that crosses all boarders. Historically, it describes excactly who Moses was, the education of the elite Egyptians and who the Wandering Jews were and what they knew and didn't know. How these cultures merged thru Moses and begot the 10 commandments becomes clear, both historically and spiritually. I think any spiritual seeker, or student of Mid Eastern Studies should educate themselves with this book. It gave me a new perspective on the Bible itself.
Another Trojan Horse Apr 14, 2006
Christians beware! This book hides dangerous cultic teachings behind the so called spiritual insights from the Ten Commandments. This book gives a cultic (even satanic) twist to the Decalogue (ie. evil can masquerade as an angel of light). It is indeed a deceptive Trojan horse filled with "Christian Science" heresies.
According to Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, universally known as Christian Science, Jesus could not die for Man's sins, because Mankind never sinned; Christ did not really die on the cross therefore He resurrected from non-death. Christian Science also declares that the Scriptures cannot properly be interpreted in a literal way, and thus, the truth of scripture must be spiritually discerned before its message can be applied to our lives.
Therefore, this book is hiding harmful non-Christian (new thought / new age style) metaphysics and psychic interpretations behind the precepts of the Ten Commandments. Moreover, Fox here promotes a salvation by works and positive thinking that is foreign to the Bible.
For those who wrote positive reviews of this book I want to say that Christianity is not about spirits seeking and deep trances, but it is all about the finding of the only Spirit of God, deep thankfulness in sincere meditation on the Gospel of the Cross, and above all, a relationship with God through His resurrected Son, Jesus Christ who died for our sins, so that we can be saved by the grace of God through faith alone.
Emmet Fox's books can indeed change your life but in a wrong direction. The teachings and interpretations of the Christian Science are not at all Christian and are also foreign to Judaism. This cult resembles more eastern mysticism rather than Judeo-Christian doctrines. Also this is not at all science.
I am amazed by how its people perceive the teachings of Christian science as being enlightened and how they see themselves as being thinkers. This is complete ignorance. These people do not even know how to think, much less how to think critically. They are ignorant about the doctrines of the Bible, ignorant of theological, cultural exegesis, ignorant of historical / textual criticism, and ignorant about real, genuine science.
The religion of (non)Christian (non)science is theologically, philosophically, Biblically and scientifically false; its roads end in eternal damnation.
The ten commandments metaphysical distinguishing character Oct 30, 2005
"The ten commandments at their face value are true and valid, but that is only the beginning. If people are going to get anywhere, if they are going to escape from the continuous strife and struggle of life, they must have something more." Emmet Fox
Versions of the Decalogue: The many different versions of the Ten Commandments, we first encounter in Exodus 20, this is probably the most recited form in Judaism. The Monotheistic God of Moses, in the first two of his commandments given in Chapter 20 of the Book of Exodus: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above,..." Abbreviated narratives can be looked up in Exodus 34, while a partial version is found in Leviticus 19. The Deutronomical set of commandments is not only complete but exhorts Love of the Lord and your neighbor.
Revelation & Decalogue: Forward to his marvelous book, "The Dawn of Conscience," J. H. Breasted wrote, "Where did I myself get the moral yardstick which I discovered this shortcoming in the Decalogue? When that experience began, it was a dark day for my inherited respect for the theological dogma of 'revelation.' I had more disquieting experience before me, when as a young Orientalist, I found that the Egyptians had possessed a standard of morals far superior to that of the Decalogue over a thousand years before the Decalogue was written"
OT Ethics Codes: W. Janzen, in his paradigmatic approach of Old Testament Ethics, reports on the 'sampling nature of Old Testament Law codes', that; "The laws of the Old Testament are extant in collection that astonish the modern reader by their apparent incompleteness and haphazardness. They vary considerably in extent and coverage, none of them apparently intending to regulate fully any larger area of life, or life as a whole." To this Thomas Poundstone writes, in the Encyclopedia of Catholicism, "The most distinguishing character of the Ten commandments is their consistent use of apodictic form: they are brief, unconditional imperatives, usually prohibitions, complete in themselves without any explanation."
Fox's Mystical Decalogue: Fox concealed the laws of inner psychology, within the ten commandments for those who were ready for them. From a spiritual perspective whatever we do unto others, we do unto ourselves. The commandments are in this way not intended to limit one's freedom and enjoyment of life, but to increase it through one's awareness of the universal principles, to refrain from hurting ourselves out of ignorance. The commandments have their authority from the truth of the One Power, that this One Lord exerts as the Source of all our blessings directly from Him, without whom pain and suffering arise from disobeying this one fact. Emmet Fox also explains Bible symbolism. "Getting out of Egypt" means getting out of sin and limitation, learning to contact the Infinite within Power and Wisdom, learning to express them in one's daily life.
Metaphysical Religion: Emmet Fox brings out the deeper meanings in a mystical way, he has been a good student to the great allegorists of Alexandria, Philo and Oriogen, yet he applied an early psychological approach that was the same path of Freud before, and Assmann later on. Going beyond the obvious meaning of the ten commandments and bringing insight into different levels of meaning from physical to mystical, proclaiming that the commandments were intended by Mose, the learned Egyptian sage to bring to existence a mysical truth, for a deeper level of psychological inspiration: conscienceness. Fox was just confident enough to express in a metaphoric way, that reveals the underlying meaning of the Exodus, naratives and terms. The marvelous account of Moses, given him the Ten Commandments written by the finger of God, was at the time, and still needed sought by those who concieve revelation in another way all together different from that of Fox and Breasted.
Emmet Fox: Emmet Fox was born in Ireland but pursued his spiritual career in the USA. His father was a physician and member of Parliament, while Emmet graduated as electrical engineer. Discovering that he acquired healing gift, he studied New Thought. Soon, he went to the United States, and was selected to become the minister of NY's Church of the Healing Christ. Fox became widely popular, and was ordained in the Divine Science branch of New Thought. Emmet Fox lived to address some of the largest audiences ever gathered to hear his thoughts on the religious meaning of life. His books and pamphlets were estimated to have been read by many millions. The influence of Emmet Fox in the spread of New Thought ideas and emphases lies in his influence being read by ministers of all denominations.
Belated Review: Emmet Fox represents his metaphysical insight of God and His presence, as a dynamic power which sets us free, heals us and redeem us to harmony. He thus reveals in this classic volume how an authentic understanding of ancient wisdom can guide us into fulfilling and peaceful lives. Fifty years later, his writings are still influential, yet this this site reviewer got it right, "Heavy into allegory and straight out of an Augustinian mindset, the reader will be presented with an alternate interpretation that is not quite as practical as the author believes it to be." A. J. Valasek
The Kingdom of God is right here this moment Sep 25, 2005
I can't say enough for all of Emmet Fox's books. If you want to change your life for the good in one day, this is it. Read Sermon On The Mount too to turn your life upside down!
Awesome Jul 24, 2005
I have learned so much with this author. I learned more about Why this prayer was written the way it was. I highly recommand his books to all ages. I have read them to my own children and have had open conversation. It amazes me to here the question's or what they have gotten out of it. I buy these books as gifts and have recieved good results from them. I recommend this book for poeple who are struggling with there religion or who what to learn why The Ten Commandments were written. I highly recommend The Sermon On The Mount by Emmet Fox!! Enjoy!