A New Christianity For A New World: Why Traditional Faith is Dying & How a New Faith is Being Born

Paperback | September 17, 2002

byJohn Shelby Spong

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In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the Holy, proposing a Christianity premised upon justice, love, and the rise of a new humanity -- a vision of the power that might be.

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In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the...

In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 17, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060670630

ISBN - 13:9780060670634

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from better for having read it To start with, I have great respect for John Spong, and am generally in agreement with his point of view. I definitely enjoyed this book. However, if you have read other books by John, much of this is a compilation of previous books. I feel that some of his other points, again many with which I agree with, are stretched out to add length to the text. However, this could be because I am familiar with his work and did not need the additional repetition. I particularly enjoy the fact that John does not attack the right wing conservatives (at least not too harshly), but really shares a point of view for all Christians to consider - admittedly easier for us more liberal Christians. He also presents a humanity to Christ for those struggling to balance conservative views of Christianity with their own intellect. John allows people to be both intelligent, and not have to believe in "magic". Summary - best read if you already have some background into John's views, but if you have read too many it may seem repetitious. Overall, I am better for having read it.
Date published: 2007-10-10

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“Bishop Spong’s new book is filled with trenchant insights, searing honesty, and boundless hope.”