New Christianity for a New World Why Traditional Faith Is Dying and How a New Faith Is Being Born

ISBN-10: 0060670630

ISBN-13: 9780060670634

Edition: 2001

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Scholar, author and bishop, John Shelby Spong was born in 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1952 and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1955 from the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia. That seminary and St. Paul's College have both conferred on him honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees. Ordained in 1955, he is now bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Newark, New Jersey. As the most-published member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Spong is the author of 14 books and more than 90 articles, including Honest Prayer (1973), Dialogue ? In Search of Jewish-Christian Umderstanding (1975), The Living Commandments (1977), Into the Whirlwind: The Future of the Church (1983), Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality (1988), Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture (1991), and Resurrection: Myth or Reality? (1994). With an active interest in football, basketball and baseball, Bishop Spong was at one time a play-by-play announcer for radio stations in Tarboro, North Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition, he served as sports editor for The Daily Southerner in Tarboro. Bishop Spong resides in Morristown, New Jersey.

Preface: The Origins of This Book: From Honest to God to Why Christianity Must Change or Die
A Place to Begin: The Old Is No More; The New Is Not Yet
The Signs of the Death of Theism
Self-Consciousness and Theism: Siamese Twins at Birth
Beyond Theism but Not Beyond God
The Original Christ: Before the Theistic Distortion
Watching Theism Capture Christianity
Changing the Basic Christian Myth
Jesus Beyond Incarnation: A Nontheistic Divinity
Original Sin Is Out; The Reality of Evil Is In
Beyond Evangelism and World Mission to a Post-Theistic Universalism
But What About Prayer?
The Ecclesia of Tomorrow
Why Does It Matter?: The Public Face of the Ecclesia
The Courage to Move into the Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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