Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

by John Shelby Spong
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Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World by John Shelby Spong

In Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, bishop and social activist John Shelby Spong argues that 200 years of biblical scholarship has been withheld from lay Christians. In this brilliant follow-up to Spong’s previous books Eternal Life and Jesus for the Non-Religious, Spong not only reveals the crucial truths that have long been kept hidden from the public eye, but also explores what the history of the Bible can teach us about reading its stories today and living our lives for tomorrow.

Sarah Sentilles, author of Breaking Up With God: A Love Story, applauds John Shelby Spong’s Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, writing that “pulsing beneath his brilliant, thought-provoking, passionate book is this question: can Christianity survive the education of its believers?…A question Bishop Spong answers with a resounding yes.”

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ISBN-13: 9780062011282
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,319,551
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.42(d)

About the Author

John Shelby Spong, the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at more than 500 other universities all over the world. His books, which have sold well over a million copies, include Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy; The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Jesus for the Non-Religious, The Sins of Scripture, Resurrection: Myth or Reality?; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. He writes a weekly column on the web that reaches thousands of people all over the world. To join his online audience, go to www.JohnShelbySpong.com. He lives with his wife, Christine, in New Jersey.

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Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Clark44 More than 1 year ago
Bishop Spong tells it like it is as always. I have been a recovering fundamentalist for 50 years and I have found in his books a way to have the Bible and Jesus in my life without the baggage of literalism or magic. I also find in this book room for the occurance of things unseen and beyond our senses. I have been reading in modern biblical scholarship for 10 years and the tentancy to throw out Jesus and the Bible was strong in the beginning. Bishop Spong's words put me in touch with a new faith path and this book is one of his best.
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A great historical perspective of how the bible was developed and written. It will make you change the way you think about it.
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