Born Of A Woman

Paperback | September 17, 1994

byJohn Shelby Spong

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John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.

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Now in paperback from the bestselling author of Living in Sin? comes a carefully researched, bold, and persuasive argument that "the virgin of a literal Bible, the virgin of annunciation, Bethlehem, and the manger, corrupted by the years of an overlaid male theology, will have to go"

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John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.

John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:September 17, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060675233

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Now in paperback from the bestselling author of Living in Sin? comes a carefully researched, bold, and persuasive argument that "the virgin of a literal Bible, the virgin of annunciation, Bethlehem, and the manger, corrupted by the years of an overlaid male theology, will have to go"

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“A marvelous combination of scholarly, speculative, and imaginative reflection written in language accessible to the theologically unsophisticated. Highly recommended.”