Rescuing The Bible From Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks The Meaning Of Scripture

Author: John Shelby Spong
Homepage 9780060675189

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Description

In this provocative bestseller, the outspoken and controversial Bishop John Shelby Spong reveals how literal interpretations of Scripture have been used to, justify slavery, ban textbooks, deny the rights of gays and lesbians, subordinate women, and justify war and revenge. Spong combines current biblical scholarship, modern science, and, most of all, his deep love and respect for Scripture, to lift the Bible out of the prejudices and cultural biases of bygone eras. Eloquent, forthright, and compassionate, Spong liberates the Bible's messge of hope for all people. 

Author description

John Shelby Spong is the Episcopal bishop of Newark and is also the author of Living In Sin? This Hebrew Lod, Beyond Moralism, and other books.