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This review is from: Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers In Exile (Paperback)
As one who has read Bishop Jack Spong's writings for years, I am continually amazed at the lack of understanding accorded his books. This latest work is a prime example.
If the critic goes back and READS the book, he or she will soon catch on that Spong is not attacking historic Christianity...but is questioning its cliches. He is, in a sense, nailing his own Theses on the Cathedral door for DISCUSSION, not slavish acceptance.
I have disagreed with Jack Spong on much, if not most of what he has written over the years. He has always made me think, often gets by blood pressure up a bit (but rarely as much as most of those Christian authors we find on the shelves in the local "Bible Bookstore" who haven't printed a new idea in decades, but still manage pump out their quick reading, simplistic, royalty grabbing tomes).
I have no doubt of Spong's individual and unique relationship with Christ. I have no doubt as to his compassion, and desire to work with the tough questions so that the Christian life NEVER fears to ask, and attempt to answer ANY question. Good man, good book. Read carefully, thoughtfully and prayerfully!
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Initial post: Feb 20, 2011 1:13:51 AM PST
Ronald M. Henzel says:
His critics HAVE read him. Spong IS attacking historic Christianity, not merely its clichés.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2013 1:25:57 PM PDT
Margaret B. Hurll says:
good review, thank you.
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