Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
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.
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LIBERATING THE GOSPELS: Reading the Bible with Jewish EyesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Maverick Episcopal bishop Spong (Resurrection: Myth or Reality?, 1994) argues that to take the Gospels as literal history is to miss their essential point. In recent years Spong has gained notoriety ... Read full review
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Spong's analysis of the the Gospel stories as well as his hypothesis concerning the actual order in which they were presented during the liturgical year of the first "Christians" are quite convincing and provide valuable insights into the meaning of the Gospels. Read full review
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John Shelby Spong
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