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Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes (edition 1997)

by John Shelby Spong (Author)

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Title:Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
Authors:John Shelby Spong (Author)
Info:HarperOne (1997), Edition: 1, 384 pages
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Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes by John Shelby Spong

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NO OF PAGES: 359 SUB CAT I: Christology SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: The author offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish texts. The author argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus are not literally true. He offers evidence that the Gospels are a collection of midrashicNOTES: SUBTITLE: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
Spong's analysis of the the Gospel stories as well as his hypothesis concerning the actual order in which they were presented during the liturgical year of the first "Christians" are quite convincing and provide valuable insights into the meaning of the Gospels. ( )
  millsge | Apr 27, 2009 |
Offers a more inclusive view of the gospels based on its Jewish roots and the tradition of midrashic stories. Not one for the Bible belt! ( )
  ablueidol | Nov 11, 2006 |
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In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus—from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection—are not literally true. He offers convincing evidence that the Gospels are a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to convey the significance of Jesus. This remarkable discovery brings us closer to how Jesus was really understood in his day and should be in ours.

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