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Spong, John Shelby

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Works: 170 works in 451 publications in 4 languages and 16,030 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
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Rescuing the Bible from fundamentalism : a bishop rethinks the meaning of Scripture by John Shelby Spong( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
Bishop Spong makes a clear case against the dangers of a literal interpretation of the Bible and argues that we need to rethink the Bible's story in the light of the realities of modern-day science and contemporary lifestyles. He calls for a new dialogue on the Bible, on that will incorporate the truth and beauty of scripture with an understanding of the culture in which the Bible was written
Jesus for the non-religious : recovering the divine at the heart of the human by John Shelby Spong( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Poses an argument for the importance of separating the teachings and examples of Jesus from the restrictive dogma of modern religious institutions in order to render Christ a more accessible role model
The sins of Scripture : exposing the Bible's texts of hate to reveal the God of love by John Shelby Spong( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
An exploration of biblical passages that are used to justify discrimination, oppression, and violence against minorities, members of other faiths, and the environment seeks to reveal and recover the texts' ultimate depth and purpose
Born of a woman : a bishop rethinks the birth of Jesus by John Shelby Spong( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 880 libraries worldwide
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
Living in sin? : a bishop rethinks human sexuality by John Shelby Spong( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? In answering provocative questions on the nature of sexual relationships, Bishop Spong proposes for the church a positive and pastoral response to the changing patterns of human relationships in the world today
Resurrection : myth or reality? : a bishop's search for the origins of Christianity by John Shelby Spong( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 862 libraries worldwide
The Episcopal Bishop of Newark compares the New Testament witness to antecedents in the Hebrew scriptures, arguing that many of the details of Jesus' life, and especially his crucifix, derive from the Jewish tradition of Midrash
Eternal life : pious dream or realistic hope? by John Shelby Spong( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A controversial bishop continues to challenge traditional Christian theology with his thoughts on one of the most profound issues of all: God and life after death
This Hebrew Lord : a bishop's search for the authentic Jesus by John Shelby Spong( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 libraries worldwide
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
The Easter moment by John Shelby Spong( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
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 fateful Easter, and what that means for thinking about life after death today
Dialogue : in search of Jewish-Christian understanding by John Shelby Spong( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Korean and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Into the whirlwind : the future of the church by John Shelby Spong( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Honest prayer by John Shelby Spong( Book )
2 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Reveals how Christian life, faith, and prayer can become an integrated whole
Beyond moralism : a contemporary view of the Ten commandments by John Shelby Spong( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
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
Jesus for the non religious by John Shelby Spong( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
"Writing from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian, sketched a vision of what he called "Religionless Christianity." In this book, John Shelby Spong puts flesh onto the bare bones of Bonhoeffer's radical thought. The result is a strikingly new and different portrait of Jesus of Nazareth, a Jesus for the non-religious. Spong challenges much of the traditional understanding, from the tale of Jesus' miraculous birth to the account of his cosmic ascension into the sky. He questions the historicity of the ideas that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, that he had twelve disciples, or that the miracle stories were ever meant to be descriptions of supernatural events. He also speaks directly to those critics of Christianity who call God a "delusion" and who describe how Christianity has become evil and destructive. Spong invites his readers to look at Jesus through the lens of both the Jewish scriptures and the liturgical life of the first century synagogue. He proposes a new way of understanding the divinity of Christ as the ultimate dimension of a fulfilled humanity. Jesus for the Non-Religious may be the book that finally brings the pious and the secular into a meaningful dialogue, opening the door to a living Christianity in the post-Christian world"--Publisher's web site
Was sich im Christentum ändern muss : ein Bischof nimmt Stellung by John Shelby Spong( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
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 : why traditional faith is dying and how a new faith is being born by John Shelby Spong( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Om den kristne tros vilkår i den moderne verden
The bishop's voice : selected essays, 1979-1999 by John Shelby Spong( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Introduced and selected by Christine Spong, these essays appear in book form for the first time. They are intimate, unvarnished, humane, spiritual and often bold
Why Christianity must change ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
John Shelby Spong wants to overturn conventional Christian thinking. But he's not from the fringes of the church. He's a controversial but much revered bishop (now retired) of the Episcopal Church in the USA, the equivalent of the Anglican Church in Australia. He says that for Christianity to survive it must abandon the mythology of the Bible. His best known books 'Living in Sin' and 'Why Christianity Must Change or Die' have made him many enemies among conservative Christians
Liberating the Gospels by John Shelby Spong( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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
A new Christianity for a new world : why traditional faith is dying and what should take its place by John Shelby Spong( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
John Shelby Spong Amerikaans priester
John Shelby Spong amerikansk præst
John Shelby Spong amerikansk präst
John Shelby Spong amerikansk prest
John Shelby Spong filosofo, teologo e educatore statunitense
John Shelby Spong US-amerikanischer Bischof von Newark
Shelby Spong, John
Shelby Spong, John 1931-
Spong, J.S.
Spong, John S.
Spong, John S. 1931-
Спонг, Джон Шелби
스퐁, 존 쉘비
존 셸비 스퐁
ジョン・シェルビー・スポング
スポング, ジョン・シェルビー
約翰·謝爾比·司朋
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English (181)
Korean (6)
Spanish (5)
German (1)
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