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Liberating the Gospels : reading the Bible with Jewish eyes : freeing Jesus from 2,000 years of misunderstanding

Author: John Shelby Spong
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author argues that the Gospels should be recognized as thoroughly Jewish texts and should be read with a clear understanding of the Jewish context, frame of reference, vocabulary, and history that shaped and informed them.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spong, John Shelby.
Liberating the Gospels.
[San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1996
(OCoLC)605058986
Named Person: M D Goulder; M D Goulder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Shelby Spong
ISBN: 006067556X 9780060675561 0060675578 9780060675578 0060675349 9780060675349
OCLC Number: 34411424
Description: xviii, 361 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding the Biblical issues. The crisis in faith today : finding a new question and a new starting place --
The Gospels are Jewish books --
How these Jewish books became Gentile captives --
pt. 2. Examining the Gospel texts from a Jewish perspective. The Jewish calendar and the Jewish liturgical year --
Mark : the story of Jesus from Rosh Hashanah to Passover --
Matthew : setting Matthew into a Jewish Framework --
Matthew : reading Matthew through a Jewish lens --
Luke : seeking the Jewish clue that will unlock the Third Gospel --
Luke : the story of Jesus told against the Order of the Torah --
Acts and John : a very brief glimpse --
pt. 3. Looking with Jewish eyes at critical moments in the Christian faith story. Jewish stars in the stories of Jesus' birth --
Joseph : the shadowy figure --
How the Virgin birth tradition began --
He died according to the Scriptures I --
He died according to the Scriptures II --
Judas Iscariot : a Christian invention? --
Raised according to the Scriptures I --
Raised according to the Scripture II --
Ascension and Pentecost : how the life of Jesus was shaped by the figure of Elijah.
Responsibility: John Shelby Spong.
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In this work the author, a Bishop, argues that the Christian Bible has been misunderstood because it has not been read as the Jewish book that Christ intended it to be.  Read more...

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