Sins of Scripture Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love

ISBN-10: 0060778407

ISBN-13: 9780060778408

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John Shelby Spong, John Shelby Spong, John S. Spong

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List price: $15.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
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.

The Word of God
Why This Book, This Theme, This Author
A Claim That Cannot Endure
The Bible and the Environment
The Ethics of Overbreeding
The Virtue of Birth Control
The Earth Fights Back
Bad Theology Creates Bad Ecology
The Bible and Women
Creation: The Woman Is Not Made in the Image of God
Sexism in Christian History
The Woman as the Source of Evil
Menstruation and the Male Fear of Blood
Recasting the Negativity
The Bible and Homosexuality
The Ecclesiastical Battle over Homosexuality: Intense, Irrational, Threatening and Hysterical
The Holiness Code from the Book of Leviticus
The Story of Sodom
The Homophobia of Paul
The Bible and Children
The Appeal in the Text "Spare the Rod"
Violence Is Always Violent, Whether the Victim Be a Child or an Adult
God as Judge: Searching for the Source of the Human Need to Suffer
God as Divine Child Abuser: The Sadomasochism in the Heart of Christianity
Moving Beyond the Demeaning God into the God of Life
The Bible and Anti-Semitism
Searching for the Origins of Christian Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism in the Gospels
The Role of Judas Iscariot in the Rise of Anti-Semitism
The Circumstances That Brought Judas into the Jesus Story
The Bible and Certainty
The Symptoms: Conversion, Missionary Expansion and Religious Bigotry
Creedal Development in the Christian Church
Since I Have the Truth, "No One Comes to the Father, but by Me"
My Vision of an Interfaith Future
Reading Scripture as Epic History
The Hebrew Scriptures Come into Being
Escaping the Limits of the Epic: The Prophets, the Writings, the Dream
Jesus and the Jewish Epic
Jesus Beyond Religion: The Sign of the Kingdom of God-the Epic Universalized and Humanized
Scripture Index
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