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This Hebrew Lord

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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 unde ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 5th 1993 by HarperOne (first published 1974)
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Jul 17, 2009 Dana rated it really liked it
This book validated the way in which I relate to Jesus.
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Aug 23, 2007 Chris Coffman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Grumpy ex-Christians, curious pagans
Bishop Spong is in Australia at the moment promoting his latest book, and so a friend and I invited him to dinner last Monday. Bishop Spong (he immediately introduces himself as "Jack") only accepted our invitation on Saturday morning, so I ran out to a bookstore and bought two of his books to read before Monday night, and this was one of the two I found. My friend John read his latest one, which is called something like WHY CHRISTIANITY MUST CHANGE OR DIE.

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Feb 26, 2016 Glenn rated it did not like it
Terrible book, don't bother.
Aug 01, 2007 Ruth rated it it was amazing
A bit dated now, but Spong's consideration of the essential Jewishness of Jesus' teachings was considered scandalous in the 1970s. Really good introduction to the Jewish roots of his teachings and ideas.
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Aug 30, 2015 Andrew Ward rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book but not as much as some of JohnShelby Spongs later works. It's still informative and readers who like progressive theology will I think enjoy it as I did.
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Jul 09, 2012 Willa Grant rated it liked it
This is one of JSS first books & is not as developed as his subsequent ones but well worth reading for the progressive Christian.
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Dec 21, 2010 Lee F. rated it really liked it
Sadly, I did not read Spong because of my disagreement of his views...well I was wrong. this book is just great.
Jan 23, 2008 Burris rated it it was amazing
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Oh man...This is one of my new favorites. I have a new perspective on Jesus of Nazareth.
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Heart-wrenchingly beautiful and head-scratchingly heretical. FOUR STARS!!!
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John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000. 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. His books in ...more
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