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Resurrection by John Shelby Spong
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May 09, 2012

it was amazing
Read in January, 2008

Bishop Spong points out that it was Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 who gives us the very first account of the resurrection. This was some twenty five years later and about sixteen years before the first gospel was written.
It is important while reading this book to not allow one's self to be influenced by the gospel ideas which were written many years after Paul's death.
Paul leaves out a large portion of the story as founded on the gospel reading that is traditionally used. Apparently many of these traditions were developed after Paul's death.
One learns to look at this event with new eyes and it gives new meaning to this historic event. This is a daring attempt to get at the underlying truth behind this historic event.

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