Why Christianity Must Change or Die A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile

ISBN-10: 0060675365

ISBN-13: 9780060675363

Edition: 1998

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Description: A New Creed for a New Millennium, from an Outspoken Advocate for a Christianity that is true to Jesus. Building on his bestselling books Resucing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Living in Sin?, Bishop Spong explores the future of ethics, prayer, and Christianity itself. His manifesto is both the summation of his life's work and a guide for every reader searching for a reasoned, just, and loving faith.

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" 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
On Saying the Christian Creed with Honesty
The Meaning of Exile and How We Got There
In Search of God: Is Atheism the Only Alternative to Theism?
Beyond Theism to New God Images
Discovering Anew the Jesus of the New Testament
Jesus as Rescuer: An Image That Has to Go
The Christ as Spirit Person
What Think Ye of Christ? Where the Human Enters the Divine
The Meaning of Prayer in a World with No External Deity
A New Basis for Ethics in a New Age
The Emerging Church: Reading the Signs Present Today
The Future Church: A Speculative Dream
Eternal Life Apart from Heaven and Hell
Epilogue: A Final Word
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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