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The Resource Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong

Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong

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Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
Title
Biblical literalism
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a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
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John Shelby Spong
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Biblical literalism
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a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthews gospel
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eng
Summary
A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus. 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 its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition 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. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning. -- Publisher marketing
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Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots—its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition—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. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning
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1931-
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Spong, John Shelby
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226.2/06
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Christianity
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adult
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a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
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Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and indexes
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ocn912382560
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24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
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9780062362308
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(hardcover)
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2015018099
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)912382560
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Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn912382560
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780062362308
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)912382560

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