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Title Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-03-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 006175319X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By popular demand—study guides to two of Bishop John Shelby Spong's bestselling and controversial works, including questions, reflections, and summaries for group and individual use.

Title Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher
Release 1992
Category Bible
Total Pages 267
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism by Jill Westberg McNamara

Title Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
Author Jill Westberg McNamara
Publisher
Release 1995
Category Bible
Total Pages 60
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Liberating the Gospels by John Shelby Spong

Title Liberating the Gospels
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0061748420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus—from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection—are not literally true. He offers convincing evidence that the Gospels are a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to convey the significance of Jesus. This remarkable discovery brings us closer to how Jesus was really understood in his day and should be in ours.

This Hebrew Lord by John Shelby Spong

Title This Hebrew Lord
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2014-07-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0061966010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the bestselling author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: John Shelby Spong's original groundbreaking classic, now newly revised, reveals the Jesus "behind the language of myth, magic, and superstition." "In this study I found a Lord, a center for my being. Behind the supernatural framework of the first century . . . I discovered a life I wanted to know; a life that possessed a power I wanted to possess; a freedom, a wholeness for which I had yearned for years." Illuminating the "figure who stands at the center of all the Christina Church is," John Shelby Spong explores Jesus under the light of the Hebrew tradition into which he was born. Candid, personal, and soundly argued, this is Spong's spiritual and intellectual pilgrimage to the Christ he discovered in Jesus of Nazareth.

Resurrection by John Shelby Spong

Title Resurrection
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0061753106
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Using approaches from the Hebrew interpretive tradition to discern the actual events surrounging Jesus' death, Bishop Spong questions the hitorical validity of literal narrative concerned the Ressurection. He asserts that the resurrection story was born in an experience that opened the disciples' eyes to the reality of God and the meaning of Jesus of Nazareth. Spong traces the Christian origins of anti-Semitism to the Church's fabrication of the ultimate Jewish scapegoat, Judas Iscariot. He affirms the inclusiveness of the Christian message and emphasizes the necessity of mutual integrity and respect among Christians and Jews.

Title Re Claiming the Bible for a Non Religious World
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher HarperOne
Release 2011-11-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780062011282
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For two hundred years, scholars have been analyzing one of the most important books ever written—the Bible—and overturning much of what we once thought we knew. Everyday Christians, however, are not privy to this deeper conversation. It is for these people that renowned bishop and author John Shelby Spong presents Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, a book designed to take readers into the contemporary academic debate about the Bible. A definitive voice for progressive Christianity, Spong frees readers from a literal view of the Bible. He opens the possibility that some of the characters in the New Testament are imaginary composites or even literary creations—such as Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus; Judas Iscariot; Nicodemus; the Samaritan woman by the well; and Lazarus who was raised from the dead. He presents the Bible as an ever-changing and always growing story. He demonstrates that it is possible to be both a deeply committed Christian and an informed twenty-first-century citizen. In this thorough, substantive guide, Spong explores the origin and essential meaning of each of the individual books in the Bible, examining the background, the context, the level of authenticity and even the trustworthiness of the messages found there. He explains why these particular books, written between two and three thousand years ago, came to be regarded as authoritative and preserved as sacred; he traces the pathway that biblical religion has traveled as it evolved through the centuries, and he shows how people have misused many of these texts in the service of their prejudices. Reaching far beyond the familiar Sunday-school stories that have provided the content of most people’s biblical knowledge, Spong’s journey into the heart of the Bible is his attempt to call his readers into their own journeys into the mystery of God. “One does not,” he asserts, “have to twist one’s brain into a first-century pretzel in order to take the Bible seriously in this increasingly non-religious world.”

Born of a Woman by John Shelby Spong

Title Born of a Woman
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper San Francisco
Release 1992
Category Religion
Total Pages 245
ISBN 9780060675295
Language English, Spanish, and French
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provocatively shows the Bible's depiction of a virginal, revered yet subservient, Mary to be a "subtle, unconscious source for the continued oppression of women" and a God-given legitimization of the second-class status of women in Western history. The legacy of the Mary myths, suggests Spong, is pervasive and can be seen in our attitudes toward women and female sexuality, sexual harassment in the workplace, the notion of a celibate priesthood, and the exclusion of women.

The Sins of Scripture by John Shelby Spong

Title The Sins of Scripture
Author John Shelby Spong
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0061835609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the history of the Western World, the Bible has been a perpetual source of inspiration and guidance for countless Christians. However, this Bible has also left a trail of pain. It is undeniable that the Bible is not always used for good. Sometimes the Bible can seem overtly evil. Sometimes its texts are terrible. Bishop John Shelby Spong boldly approaches those texts that have been used through history to justify the denigration or persecution of others while carrying with them the implied and imposed authority of the claim that they were the "Word of God." As he exposes and challenges what he calls the "terrible texts of the Bible", laying bare the evil done by these texts in the name of God, he also seeks to redeem these texts, hoping to recover their ultimate depth and purpose. Spong looks specifically at texts used to justify homophobia, anti-Semitism, treating women as second-class humans, corporal punishment, and environmental degradation, but he also delivers a new picture of how Christians can use the Bible today. As Spong battles against the way the Bible has been used throughout history, he provides a new framework, introducing people to a proper way to engage this holy book of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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