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.
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John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal (Anglican) bishop of Newark for twenty-four years. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Drew, the University of the Pacific, and the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. Selling over a million copies, his books include The Sins of Scripture, Eternal Life: A New Vision, Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Morris Plains, New Jersey.About the Author:
John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout the world, he is a leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity. Selling over a million copies, his books include The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world.
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Book Description HarperSan Francisco, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Bishop Spong has Long Been American Christianity's premier liberal voice. But while he has called upon Christians to confront issues ranging from the role of women in the church to the perils of fundamentalism, he has never before drawn his audacious stands on Scripture, Jesus, sin, and morality together in a modern creed. Now, in Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Spong offers his unified and brilliant new vision of authentic Christian belief for our time.In a work even more thought-provoking and challenging than his bestselling books Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Living in Sin, Bishop Spong sounds the call for a Christianity based upon thought rather than blind belief, premised upon justice and love rather than judgment and literal-minded readings of the Bible. Arguing that fundamentalism is incompatible with true Christian faith -- and exploring the future of ethics, prayer, and Christianity itself -- Spong's manifesto is both the summation of his life's work and a guide for every reader searching for a reasoned, just, and loving faith. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060675322
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Book Description HarperSan Francisco, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060675322
Book Description HarperSan Francisco, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060675322