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Here I Stand My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality

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ISBN-10: 006067539X

ISBN-13: 9780060675394

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Shelby Spong, Spong

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One of few thoughtful Christians to emerge out of the chaos of mainstream US christianity, John Shelby Spong's autobiography is a triumph of reason over prejudice, racism, sexism, homophobia and the worst excesses of dysfunctional fundamentalism.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 1.188
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…    

Setting the Stage: The Parameters of the Debate
Beginnings in the Segregated South
"The Man of the House": Shaping Memories
Rejection at School, Acceptance at Church
The University Years: Philosophy, St. Mark's, and Wedding Bells
Priestly Formation on the Holy Hill
My Pastoral Education in Durham
Not Popular but Right: Racial Issues and Leadership Lessons in Tarboro
A Bible Class, the Press, and More Racial Conflict in Lynchburg
Something for Everyone in the Cathedral of the Confederacy
Pushing St. Paul's Outward While Inwardly Grappling with Prayer and Pastoral Tragedy
Professional Highs, Personal Lows
Breaking Tradition: Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Christpower
Transition to the Episcopate and Developing a World View
The Heart Cannot Worship What the Mind Rejects: Entering a Dark Valley
Rising from the Ashes
The Battle Lines Form
Marriage and the Year of Years
Triumphs: The Koinonia Statement, Victory in the Heresy Trial, and Worldwide Invitations
From Lambeth's Ignorance and Fear to Harvard's Promise of a New Career
A Statement of Koinonia
Twelve Theses