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This work presents a vision of Jesus Christ that remained hidden to his contemporaries. Spoto challenges many of the Church's interpretations of Jesus' teachings, by stating there is no legitimate barrier to women being priests and that portions of the New Testament are anti-Semitic.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 13th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 1st 1998)
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Amber
A good beginning for those looking to get into a relationship-based understanding of the Bible and Church traditions. Also a decent introduction to metaphorical reality theory and how that applies to theology for those who would like to know more about how that works, but aren't up to more complicated theological tracts. Though there were several points where I disagreed with Spoto, or felt like he didn't fully live up to the rhetorical line he was leading up to with his examples, it was structu ...more
Nicolas Shump
Donald Spoto is a former priest and academic who is now best known for writing well-researched and thoughtful biographies of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando.
Spoto writes well and The Hidden Jesus: A New Life is not a book for specialists, though it is informed by Spoto's former career and his training. It would be a good introduction for someone interested in the academic study of Jesus and the field of Christology.
Spoto is a wonderful storyteller and this books flows eff
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Nicolas Shump
Spoto is a former priest and academic who is now best known for writing well-researched and thoughtful biographies of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando.
Spoto writes well and this is not a book for specialists, though it is informed by Spoto's former career and his training. It would be a good introduction for someone interested in the academic study of Jesus and the field of Christology.
Spoto is a wonderful storyteller and this books flows effortlessly. As a gifted biograph
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Suzanne Arcand
A fascinating book that help me discover a whole side of the religion I born in that I didn't know.
Mckinley
Interesting contemporary context of Jesus Christ. Some chapters more interesting than others.
Lewis Halliwell
Very thought provoking.
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A prolific and respected biographer and theologian, Donald Spoto is the author of twenty published books, among them bestselling biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and Ingrid Bergman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Donald Spoto earned his Ph.D. in theology at Fordham University. After years as a theology professor, he t ...more
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