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Appears to be very well researched. His conclusions are heretical to the accepted Christian orthodoxy, but recover an understanding of the Gospels that has been lost and that has... Read morePublished 23 days ago by RJMiller
A brilliant scholarly work that analyzes and understands the Christian gospels as Jewish writings, written by Jews for Jews, who were using the midrashic approach to place their... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Kathleen Grant
A very enlightening approach to understanding the gospels, how and why they came to written. I have read several books by John Spong and this is one of his best, in my opinion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clarence N. Wright, Jr.
This book will change your view of the Gospel forever if you are open to change. Writing styles vary amongst people, amongst cultures, and change over time; why should the Bible be... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Keith D. Barger
Well researched and well written. Rev. Spong's analysis and story is cogent and believable. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the development of the Bible.Published 9 months ago by Ronald M. Riggs
Absolutely required reading for anyone wanting to have a deeper understanding of the why the New Testament was written as it was. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pat Newcomb
I am re-reading this one. After reading his book on the Bible and then on the gospel of John (his most recent) I had to go back and review in detail what he had written on the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by James D. Held
I agree with Mr. Sprong that the New Testament can not be taken literally. However, I strongly disagree with his claims that the New Testament was based upon Jewish midrash, and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by William Koepcke