Resurrection: Myth Or Reality?

Paperback | February 18, 1995

byJohn Shelby Spong

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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.

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The controversial bishop who authored Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism draws on biblical evidence as well as contemporary thought to take a daring look at the very foundation of Christianity--the Resurrection and the story of Easter.

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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 mean...

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 mean...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:February 18, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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The controversial bishop who authored Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism draws on biblical evidence as well as contemporary thought to take a daring look at the very foundation of Christianity--the Resurrection and the story of Easter.

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“A gripping detective story. . . . [a] marvelously engrossing book.”