Jesus for the Non-religious
Recovering the Divine at the Heart of the HumanBook - 2007
The controversial and bestselling bishop and moral activist attempts to wrestle Jesus from the binding ties of religion so he can become the spiritual and moral hero our world needs. Controversial bishop and moral activist John Shelby Spong has been on a lifelong quest to rescue the Church from irrelevance. In JESUS FOR THE NON RELIGIOUS, he takes aim at the core of the Christian faith: the identity of Jesus himself. He first strips back the myths that have surrounded Jesus for centuries from the virgin birth to his resurrection from the dead. Next, Spong explains how these myths arose because Jesus's followers saw everything he did through the lens of the Hebrew scriptures. With these new revelations, we are then able to see the true Jesus: a heroic figure who revealed divinity through his humanness and can still guide us today. Spong breaks Jesus free from the idol religion has created and restores for us a revolutionary and life-giving figure we all need to meet.
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : 2007
Branch Call Number: ANF 232.9 SPON
Characteristics: xix, 316 p. ; 24 cm