Cover of: Jesus for the Non-Religious | John Shelby Spong

About the Book

Bishop John Shelby Spong has been on a life-long quest to rescue the church from irrelevancy. In JESUS FOR THE NONRELIGIOUS, he takes aim at the church’s core belief: who is Jesus. He first strips the superstitious barnacles that have attached themselves to this incredible person: such as that Jesus was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, that his father was Joseph, that he did miracles, that he had twelve disciples, and especially that he physically rose from the dead. Next Spong explains how these traditions arose by the early disciples seeing all he did through the lens of the Hebrew Scriptures. With these new revelations, we are then able to see the true Jesus, a heroic figure who revealed divinity through his humanness and can still guide us today. In short, Spong breaks Jesus free from the idol religion has created and restores for us a revolutionary and life-giving figure we all need to meet.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
336
Dimensions
8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9478113M
ISBN 10
0060778415
ISBN 13
9780060778415
Library Thing
2338171
Goodreads
3073570

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