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The sins of scripture / John Shelby Spong.

John Shelby Spong

[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins e-Books, 2014.

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  • Title:
    The sins of scripture / John Shelby Spong.
  • Author: John Shelby Spong
  • Subjects: Religion -- Christian Theology -- General; Religion; RELIGION -- Christianity -- General; Religion; Religion -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- General; Electronic books;
    Dewey: 220.6
  • Publication Details: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins e-Books, 2014.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: The word of God: Why this book, this theme, this author. A claim that cannot endure -- The Bible and the environment: The ethics of overbreeding. The virtue of birth control. The earth fights back. Bad theology creates bad ecology -- The Bible and women. Creation : the woman is not made in the image of God. Sexism in Christian history. The woman as the source of evil. Menstruation and the male fear of blood. Recasting the negativity -- The Bible and homosexuality. The ecclesiastical battle over homosexuality : intense, irrational, threatening, and hysterical. The holiness code from the Book of Leviticus. The story of Sodom. The homophobia of Paul -- The Bible and children. The appeal in the text "Spare the rod." Violence is always violent, whether the victim be child or adult. God as judge : searching for the source of the human need to suffer. God as divine child abuser : the sadomasochism in the heart of Christianity. Moving beyond the demeaning God into the God of life -- The Bible and anti-semitism: Searching for the origins of Christian anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism in the Gospels. The role of Judas Iscariot in the rise of anti-Semitism. The circumstances that brought Judas into the Jesus story -- The Bible and certainity. The symptoms : conversion, missionary expansion and religious bigotry. Creedal development in the Christian Church. Since I have the truth, "No one comes to the Father, but by me." My vision of an interfaith future -- Reading scripture as epic history: The Hebrew scriptures come into being. Escaping the limits of the epic : the prophets, the writings, the dream. Jesus and the Jewish epic. Jesus beyond religion : the sign of the Kingdom of God -- the epic universalized and humanized.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780061835605 (electronic bk.); ISBN 0061835609 (electronic bk.); BNB GBB816469; System number: 018680240
  • Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014).
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.

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