Biblical Literalism by John Shelby Spong audiobook

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew's Gospel

By John Shelby Spong
Read by Bob Souer

Tantor Audio 9780062362308

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781977308634

  • ISBN: 9781977308634

Runtime: 10.13 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound and considered work, he offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today as he shows just how deeply Jewish the Christian Gospels are and how much they reflect the Jewish scriptures, history, and patterns of worship. Pulling back the layers of a long-standing Gentile ignorance, he reveals how the church's literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from these original Jewish authors' intent that it is an act of heresy.

Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible's literary and liturgical roots to explain how the events of Jesus' life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written.

In Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, Spong illuminates the gospels as never before and provides a better blueprint for the future than where the church's leaden and heretical reading of the story of Jesus has led us—one that allows the faithful to live inside the Christian story in the modern world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Recovers the original meaning behind Matthew’s Gospel with profound implications for the way we look at Jesus and follow him today.” Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing

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Author Bio: John Shelby Spong

Author Bio: John Shelby Spong

John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000. As a leading spokesperson for an open, scholarly, and progressive Christianity, Bishop Spong has taught at Harvard and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also lectured at universities, conference centers, and churches in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 10.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English