Harry Emerson Fosdick’s name is associated with liberal Christianity. In retirement, he admitted some of the error of his earlier thinking:
”In my callow youth I reached the conclusion that we had so far spiritually progressed that we could center all attention on Paul’s positive ethic, ‘Love is the fulfilling of the law,’ and that we need no longer stress the negative ‘Thou shalt not.’ I take it back. I know human life better. I wish those Ten Commandments could be blazoned in every market place, in every schoolhouse, in every church.”
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not bear false witness.
Thou shalt not covet.