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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.
Purchased for my kindle collection. Love Spong's work. Priceless book. A must read.Published 1 month ago by liz
Great book.Good insight and scholarship. A must read for anyone interested in understanding the live of Jesus.Published 2 months ago by David J.
Probably my very favorite JSSpong book. I love how he digs in and tells us what the ancient Jewish mindset was like. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The New Testament is written in Greek and Greek influence in our understanding ideas and experience has been enormous. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jazzman
First off, I dislike much of what Spong has to say. As in "Here I Stand", he is a pompous fool who often seems to congratulate himself for being modern, scientific and a product of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Jones
Over the years as Bishop Spong researched and studied about the Jewish Jesus, he had become more and more enamored with the Hebrew people and their writings. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nanvan
John Shelby Spong is one of the most prolific authors on what has become known as Progressive Christianity. Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Edward J. Barton
John Shelby Spong (born 1931) is a retired Episcopal bishop, formerly of Newark; he has written many other books, such as Living in Sin? Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Steven H Propp
I was hungering for some books on Faith; but not one that had the same old stuff!! This Author renewed my zest for study of the Bible and added great interest in reading his other... Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by Christine Pugno