Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy

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  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 9780062362315
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Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy

Biblical Literalism  A Gentile Heresy
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release : 24 January 2017
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A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus. A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound

Why Christianity Must Change or Die

Why Christianity Must Change or Die
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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An important and respected voice for liberal American Christianity for the past twenty years, Bishop John Shelby Spong integrates his often controversial stands on the Bible, Jesus, theism, and morality into an intelligible creed that speaks to today's thinking Christian. In this compelling and heartfelt book, he sounds a rousing call for a Christianity based on critical thought rather than blind faith, on love rather than judgment, and that focuses on life more than religion.

A New Christianity for a New World

A New Christianity for a New World
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the Holy, proposing a Christianity premised upon justice, love, and the rise of a new humanity -- a vision of the power that might be.

Beyond Moralism

Beyond Moralism
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 04 January 2011
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This thought-provoking guide takes a candid look at the moral issues we face in our daily lives. Using the Ten Commandments as a starting point, the authors bring fresh analysis to such problems as the morality of war in a nuclear age, equitable tax structures, abortion, marital fidelity, capital punishment, care of aging parents, euthanasia, homosexuality, and other contemporary concerns. Beyond Moralism offers solid guidance that is consistent with the Word of God as heard throughout the ages.

Born of a Woman

Born of a Woman
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 17 March 2009
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John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.

Eternal Life A New Vision

Eternal Life  A New Vision
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 01 September 2009
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Drawing on a lifetime of wisdom, New York Times bestselling author and controversial religious leader John Shelby Spong continues to challenge traditional Christian theology in Eternal Life: A New Vision. In this remarkable spiritual autobiography about his lifelong struggle with the questions of God and death, he reveals how he ultimately came to believe in eternal life.

Here I Stand

Here I Stand
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 17 March 2009
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The legendary Episcopal Bishop tells of his lifelong struggle to champion an authentic christianity based on love, not hatred.

Unbelievable

Unbelievable
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 13 February 2018
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Five hundred years after Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses ushered in the Reformation, bestselling author and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong delivers twelve forward-thinking theses to spark a new reformation to reinvigorate Christianity and ensure its future. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Christianity was in crisis—a state of conflict that gave birth to the Reformation in 1517. Enduring for more than 200 years, Luther’s movement was then followed by a "revolutionary time of human knowledge."

Re Claiming the Bible for a Non Religious World

Re Claiming the Bible for a Non Religious World
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 08 November 2011
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In Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, bishop and social activist John Shelby Spong argues that 200 years of biblical scholarship has been withheld from lay Christians. In this brilliant follow-up to Spong’s previous books Eternal Life and Jesus for the Non-Religious, Spong not only reveals the crucial truths that have long been kept hidden from the public eye, but also explores what the history of the Bible can teach us about reading its stories today and living our

Why Christianity Must Change or Die

Why Christianity Must Change or Die
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release : 21 April 1998
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A New Creed for a New Millennium, from an Outspoken Advocate for a Christianity that is true to Jesus. Building on his bestselling books Resucing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Living in Sin?, Bishop Spong explores the future of ethics, prayer, and Christianity itself. His manifesto is both the summation of his life's work and a guide for every reader searching for a reasoned, just, and loving faith.

The Easter Moment

The Easter Moment
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 09 November 2010
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The Easter Moment tells the moving story of Spong's friendship with a young physician dying of cancer and how that relationship shed new light on the years of study the author has devoted to the great mystery of what actually happened on that long-ago Easter when the whole history of the human race was changed. Spong is willing to ask tough and searching questions and to come up with startling and significant answers to what happened after death that first

This Hebrew Lord

This Hebrew Lord
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 08 July 2014
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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