John Shelby Spong served the Episcopal Church as a priest and bishop for forty-five years. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout North America and the English-speaking world, he is one of the leading spokespersons for an open and engaged Christianity. He has initiated landmark controversial discussions within the church and is an outspoken advocate for change. His twenty-plus books, including The Sins of Scripture, A New Christianity for a New World, and his autobiography Here I Stand have sold over one million copies and have been translated into most of the major languages of the world. He also writes a weekly column for WaterFrontMedia. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Morris Plains, New Jersey.
The Easter Momentby John Shelby Spong
The Easter Moment tells the moving story of Spong's friendship with a young physician dying of cancer and how that relationship shed new light on the years of study the author has devoted to the great mystery of what actually happened on that long-ago Easter when the whole history of the human race was changed. Spong is willing to ask tough and searching/em>
The Easter Moment tells the moving story of Spong's friendship with a young physician dying of cancer and how that relationship shed new light on the years of study the author has devoted to the great mystery of what actually happened on that long-ago Easter when the whole history of the human race was changed. Spong is willing to ask tough and searching questions and to come up with startling and significant answers to what happened after death that first fateful Easter, and what that means for thinking about life after death today.
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This book was interesting to me because it is Dr. Spong in his early days. I have a feeling he would not really want this book to be available any more. It reveals two things about the writer: first that Spong early seminary training had a much deeper repsect on the biblical material than he presently has. There is an amazing unity of thought he appeals to in the book and it actually has very traditional thought found throughout the church.secondly he has embraced a much morebroken and less unified biblical scholarship that he always claims in almost universally accepted but in truth is not even in most mainline seminaries. I like Spong to tell you thet truth and have read all of his books, but a little of the early Spong would serve the Church better. I know he sees the mission field as exile believers butin the end his deep and growing disrespect of the church should have him travel back and read his osn early works! I for one would love to welcome him back from his own self exile!