Resurrection (Paperback)

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Using approaches from the Hebrew interpretive tradition to discern the actual events surrounging Jesus' death, Bishop Spong questions the hitorical validity of literal narrative concerned the Ressurection. He asserts that the resurrection story was born in an experience that opened the disciples' eyes to the reality of God and the meaning of Jesus of Nazareth. Spong traces the Christian origins of anti-Semitism to the Church's fabrication of the ultimate Jewish scapegoat, Judas Iscariot. He affirms the inclusiveness of the Christian message and emphasizes the necessity of mutual integrity and respect among Christians and Jews.

About the Author


JOHN SHELBY SPONG was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout North America and the English-speaking world, he is one of the leading spokespersons for liberal Christianity. His books include Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; and Jesus for the Non-Religious. He has initiated landmark discussions of controversies within the church and has become an outspoken advocate for change.

WEB: JohnShelbySpong.com

Praise For…


“A gripping detective story. . . . [a] marvelously engrossing book.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060674298
ISBN-10: 0060674296
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: March 10th, 1995
Pages: 320
Language: English