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by John Shelby Spong

  • Author: John Shelby Spong
  • ISBN: 0060675209
  • ISBN13: 978-0060675202
  • ePub: 1719 kb | FB2: 1660 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Bible Study & Reference
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Subsequent edition (March 5, 1993)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 217
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This Hebrew Lord ePub download

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000, he was the Bishop of Newark, New Jersey.

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. Spong was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and educated in public schools there.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Translating and interpreting these allegories, Spong leans heavily on the Gospels of Luke and John to paint a picture of an "authentic" Jesus that was the personification of life, love, justice, equality and peace (in a transcendant sense). Embracing the authentic Jesus as fully human, we are called to imitate Him and live love and experience life abundantly. If you haven't been exposed to Spong or this approach to Christian theology, the book will challenge your beliefs and your traditions.

This Hebrew Lord book. His books in John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000. In This Study I Found A Lord, a center for my being  . As a leading spokesperson for an open, scholarly, and progressive Christianity, Bishop Spong has taught at Harvard and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also lectured at universities, conference centers, and churches in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

In this study I found a Lord, a center for my being. Behind the supernatural framework of the first centur. discovered a life I wanted to know; a life that possessed a power I wanted to possess; a freedom, a wholeness for which I had yearned for years.

Chapter 14: I Am Bread. This book has been under preparation for years as its corpus will reveal. The life of the whole world would never again be the same

Chapter 14: I Am Bread. John knew that bread - food, eating - was a symbol for love. Parts of it have been given as lectures in many churches of this land and at church conference centers at Kanuga in North Carolina and Hemlock Haven in Virginia. One chapter (11) has been substantially published as a separate article in The Episcopalian, April, 1973. The life of the whole world would never again be the same. Luther awoke from his sleep in the middle of the night, and this realization overwhelmed him.

John Shelby Spong served the Episcopal Church as a priest and bishop for forty-five years

John Shelby Spong served the Episcopal Church as a priest and bishop for forty-five years. As a visiting lecturer at and bishop for forty-five years. His twenty-plus books, including "The Sins of Scripture", "A New Christians books, including "The Sins of Scripture", "A New Christianity for a New World", and his autobiography "Here I Stand" hity for a New World", and his autobiography "Here I Stand" have sold over one million copies and have been translated inave sold over one million copies and have been translated into.

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In This Study I Found A Lord, a center for my being. Behind the supernatural framework of the first century...I discover a life I wanted to know; a life that possessed a power I wanted to possess; a freedom, a wholeness for which I had yearned for years."Illuminating the "figure who stands at the center of all the Christian Church is," John Shelby Spong explores Jesus under the light of the Hebrew tradition into which he was born. Candid, personal, and soundly argued, this is Spong's spiritual and intellectual pilgrimaged to the Christ he discovered in Jesus of Nazareth.
Ffyan
Over the years as Bishop Spong researched and studied about the Jewish Jesus, he had become more and more enamored with the Hebrew people and their writings. He attended the Sabbath synagogue on Friday eves while he was a priest in Lynchburg, VA. He became a “Hebrewphile,” as he calls himself, and was nick-named the “blond rabbi of Lynchburg.” (Pg.12) He devoted a year exploring “Who is Jesus of Nazareth,” using the Gospel of Luke as his primary study tool. In the course of this study, he writes, “I found a Lord, a center for my being.... I discovered a life I wanted to know, a power I wanted to possess, a wholeness for which I had yearned for years.... I first sought to be a cold and penetrating rationalist, seeking to pull back the layers of religious accretion that hid this Jesus from me; but somehow in the process I discovered that I had become a kind of Hebrew mystic....” (pp.13, 14)

A good part of the book is devoted to early associations of Jesus as the NEW Moses, the NEW Elijah, and especially as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah. After these chapters, Bishop Spong started to get a little too “mystical” (for lack of a better word) for me. Maybe I was reading his words too literally – or perhaps he became more progressive in his thinking in later years. I much prefer and can relate more comfortably to his later works. He seemed to me to get rather wordy in an almost mystical sense in the last part of the book, and I had some difficulty relating to those last several chapters. Perhaps I am further out in “believer’s exile” than he was when he first wrote this book. Unless I have totally read him wrong, here he sounds like he really wants to believe more than he actually does believe, and his “wordiness” seems to belie this dilemma.

I have read well over a dozen of Bishop Spong’s books and loved them all, some of course more than others. “This Hebrew Lord” is interesting, well researched and well written, but the latter part of the book didn’t capture my imagination or hold my attention, whereas most of his later books captured my complete attention from beginning to end. It’s still a worthwhile read. After all, Jesus was Jewish, so we should look at him in that context.
Kit
John Shelby Spong is one of the most prolific authors on what has become known as Progressive Christianity. This approach to Christianity essentially allegorizes the Biblical accounts - both Old and New Testaments - and distills them to symbolic and universal truths rather than historical or literal events.

This book was Spong's earliest success and it is less about his search for the "historical" Jesus than the "authentic" one. Providing both an autobiographical and theological background, Spong takes the reader through the allegories of Jesus as the new Moses, Jesus as the new Elijah, and Jesus as the suffering servant of Isaiah. Using the background of Jesus as a Jewish pesant of the first century, he points out the Hebrew concept of God in everything and everything in God - where life is worship and religious experience, rather than the Greco-Platonic view of dualism and a distant and unapproachable heavenly realm.

Translating and interpreting these allegories, Spong leans heavily on the Gospels of Luke and John to paint a picture of an "authentic" Jesus that was the personification of life, love, justice, equality and peace (in a transcendant sense). Embracing the authentic Jesus as fully human, we are called to imitate Him and live love and experience life abundantly.

If you haven't been exposed to Spong or this approach to Christian theology, the book will challenge your beliefs and your traditions. However, Spong makes a cogent case for a 21st Century Christianity in a time of science and skepticism. How important is the meaning of the message versus the literalness of it? That is a question each reader will ask after considering the content of this book.
Amhirishes
Much of mainstream Christianity has lost track of the good news for this life of the gospels. Spong seems to have gotten to the core of why Jesus life and teachings were good news to the Hebrews that he lived and taught among. Going back to the historic context helps to carve the real message out of the extraneous stuff that the church put together in order to control people. This is a very good read.
Wrathshaper
The New Testament is written in Greek and Greek influence in our understanding ideas and experience has been enormous. The result is that Jewish understanding of important notions such as "soul" or "worship" is seen through the cultural lens of Greek language and cultural interpretation. In " The Hebrew Lord" Spong reaches back to the religious and cultural understandings of the Jews as to how they understood their traditions and history. The result is not only illuminating but a rethinking the dualism, like for instance the separation of body and soul as has come to us from the Greek understanding of those two ideas. This book is helpful corrective to understanding Jesus more fully within his culture.
SlingFire
Probably my very favorite JSSpong book. I love how he digs in and tells us what the ancient Jewish mindset was like. I find that my faith (Religious Science) is very comparable to this mindset. I've read and re-read this book. One of my very favorite by one of my very favorite authors!
Winail
©® Bowden's Masonry/Another Day Music/Designing By Grace
Kifer
Five Stars due this book as it stresses the importance of seeking Jesus thru Jewish eyes. Clear view of faith of early Christians,
Marcus Borg first caused me to confront and question the story's of the Bible but Spong has changed my beliefs so much more and gave more explanation so that I am becoming more at ease with my beliefs.
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