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Rescuing the Bible from fundamentalism : a bishop rethinks the meaning of Scripture

Author: John Shelby Spong
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spong, John Shelby.
Rescuing the Bible from fundamentalism.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991
(OCoLC)555424498
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Shelby Spong
ISBN: 0060675098 9780060675097 0060675144 9780060675141 0060675187 9780060675189
OCLC Number: 21975435
Description: xiv, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A preamble: sex drove me to the Bible --
Raising the issues --
The pre-scientific assumptions of the bible --
The formation of the sacred story --
Prophets, Psalms, Proverbs, and protest --
Forming the second covenant --
The man from Tarsus --
Christ, resurrection, grace: the gospel of Paul --
Mark: beyond mythology to reality ; Matthew: the story of Jesus from a Hebrew perspective --
Luke: the story of Jesus from a Gentile perspective --
The fourth gospel: in the beginning --
I Am --
Christmas and Easter: ultimate truth and literal nonsense --
Who is Christ for us?
Responsibility: John Shelby Spong.

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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.

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