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Jesus for the Non-Religious

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Published by HarperOne .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7281314M
ISBN 100060762071
ISBN 109780060762070

Her research suggests that Jesus was likely around 5 feet 5 inches tall, had olive-brown skin with black hair, and likely kept his beard and hair short and well trimmed to keep out lice, which was a major problem at the time. How long shall I put up with you? He claims to be pushing Christianity to a higher level in the "Jesus experience" which transcends human thought and the ability for humans to communicate the God they are "experiencing. But Paul wrote that "if we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied" 1 Cor.

He steps out of his realm of expertise into biology and cultural anthropology, again stating as fact certain things that are debated among Jesus for the Non-Religious book. One can imagine Spong in the first couple centuries arguing with Polycarp, who knew the Apostle John, and Josephus the Jewish historian-- or any of the disciples in Jerusalem for that matter--that there were no remarkable events surrounding Jesus' life, that there was no crowd of witnesses to Jesus' crucifixion or a claim of an empty tomb, and that everything being said about Jesus was purely symbolic code for a Jewish audience-- none of the historical events ever happened. It is quite possible to reject theism without rejecting God. One of these houses was later venerated as the house that Jesus grew up in. At its worst, churches blame the "liberation" of women, gays, and other such groups for the downfall of marriage, the loss of ethics and morals, and all other ills of society. If Paul does not believe in the miraculous, then why does he tell about these experiences?

Part II of the book includes an argument that Mark, Matthew, and Luke were written to be preached as part of the Jewish liturgical calendar, which is plausible though not original to Spong, as he disingenuously makes it seem. Because I assumed it was written for "non-believers," I thought it was written from an atheistic point of view. Never give up. I call a fair share between 65 percent and 75 percent. Archaeological evidence of Jesus does not exist.


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Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong Download PDF Ebook

His brother sees religion as a way to gain power. Spong somehow does not draw that conclusion, which I find quite irrational given his logic.

Ehrmanauthor of Did Jesus Exist? But never before have they been available in print or audio. Spong makes some basic errors both in his dealing with Hebrew thought Jesus for the Non-Religious book early Christian history, particularly Yom Kippur.

But that doesn't mean they aren't spiritual. Inspired by a visit to Etruscan tombs, Lawrence reimagines the resurrection of Christ as a man who comes to appreciate his physicality. Unmoored by grief, she struggles to hold onto her own story in the face of myth-building and history.

Thus our own values are made absolute and unimpeachable — they are elevated to the status Jesus for the Non-Religious book ideology. Boredom and depression are far from merely childish demons, not least because an adult has to battle them for so much longer. Of all the other events that Spong strips away from the Gospels, he quotes this as authoritative?

Simply put, Spong tells us that political correctness is correct, since even Jesus was politically correct. Spong does not want to tear down walls separating us from fellowship, he wants us to leave our "primitive delusions" behind and join him in his own definition of "the Jesus experience.

When I read the introduction, I had the impression that the author was going to try to convince readers to follow Jesus, but I'm glad I read on because the book explains the life of Jesus in a secular way, rejects Biblical miracles that defy the laws of nature, and points out numerous inconsistencies.

The history recorded in Acts and Paul's conversion pose obvious problems for Spong's argument and he simply ignores them. Duration: 12 hours 22 minutes Summary: Writing from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian, sketched a vision of what he called 'Religionless Christianity.

Jesus' dream of a God-controlled world turned him into a breaker of tribal boundaries, prejudices, stereotypes, even religious boundaries. The holy crown of thorns at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Mortality, by virtue of its ultimate unavoidability, raises questions about the very meaning of life, making it as challenging a subject as any tackled by Christopher Hitchens in his brilliant career.

The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. In the final chapters he lauds certain characteristics of Jesus that he spent the first half of the book saying weren't literally true in the first place.

The Bible Says Jesus Was Real. What Other Proof Exists?

With her previous novels exploring contemporary Judaism, this third book sees Alderman go back years and use her knowledge Jesus for the Non-Religious book the culture and language to bring an old story to life for the modern reader. There's always a part of the soul that's yearning for something greater, seeking answers to life's biggest questions: What is sacred?

The problem is, there are almost no biblical scholars--evangelical or liberal--who Jesus for the Non-Religious book this event actually happens or belongs in text. Learn about recent archaeological finds that shed light on the mystery of Jesus, from Smithsonian Magazine.

There will be earthquakes in various places, and faminesApr 16,  · Ehrman says this collection of snippets from non-Christian sources may not impart much information about the life of Jesus, “but it is useful for realizing that Jesus was known by historians who.

Feb 26,  · The Pope Describes the Ancient Traditional Jesus; Bishop Spong Brings Us a Jesus Modern People Can Be Inspired By Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials.

Jesus for the Non-Religious. by John Shelby Spong. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope. Apr 26,  · Book Review: Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong. By LYNN VOEDISCH, tjarrodbonta.com So, it takes a book like Bishop John Shelby Spong's Jesus for the Non-Religious to .Rice’s book gives us Pdf as a young boy, aged 7 and 8, as his family flees Egypt for a new home in Israel.

The author wrote the book after a return to Catholicism and followed it up with a Author: Sarah Gilmartin.Apr 26,  · Book Review: Jesus for the Non-Religious by John Shelby Spong.

By LYNN VOEDISCH, tjarrodbonta.com So, it takes a book like Bishop John Shelby Spong's Jesus for the Non-Religious to .this topic. Bishop Spong also wrote a ebook on the same issues under the same name. Ebook for the Non-Religious. Most Christians seem to assume that the details of their faith system dropped out of heaven in a fully developed form.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The creeds began as baptismal formulas in the 3rd century.