Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks this Meaning of Script

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages
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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.

 

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Dreadful stuff. I don't even know where to start on how this book has very little to do with good biblical scholarship and more to do with Spong's self-promoting agenda to sell books and hawk the ... Read full review

A Few Grains of Wheat Amid the Chaff

User Review  - Philip Tutt - Christianbook.com

This work, written by a "controversial" Episcopal bishop (John Shelby Spong) proposes a venture to save Christianity from fundamentalism. In the epilogue (which I suggest that the reader peruse first ... Read full review

Contents

Paul
107
Beyond Mythology to Reality
129
The Story of Jesus from a Hebrew
147
The Story of Jesus from a Gentile
167
In the BeginningI Am
185
Who Is Christ for Us?
227
Epilogue
245
Notes
251
Index
259
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John Shelby Spong, the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at more than 500 other universities all over the world. His books, which have sold well over a million copies, include Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy; The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Jesus for the Non-Religious, The Sins of Scripture, Resurrection: Myth or Reality?; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. He writes a weekly column on the web that reaches thousands of people all over the world. To join his online audience, go to www.JohnShelbySpong.com. He lives with his wife, Christine, in New Jersey.

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