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The Resource Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong

Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong

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Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
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Biblical literalism
Title remainder
a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
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John Shelby Spong
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Biblical literalism
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a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthews gospel
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eng
Summary
In this profound work, bestselling author and the former Episcopal Bishop of Newark John Shelby Spong offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today. Pulling back the layers of misunderstanding created over the centuries by Gentile ignorance of things Jewish, he reveals how a literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from the original intent of the Jewish authors of the gospels that it has become an act of heresy. Using the gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the New Testament's literary and liturgical roots its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition to explain how the events of Jesus's life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the gospels took these to be events of history, thus distorting their essential meaning
Summary
Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots—its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition—to explain how the events of Jesus’ life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning
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10480708
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1931-
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Spong, John Shelby
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226.206
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Jewish calendar
  • Christianity
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adult
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a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel
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Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong
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Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • pt. I. HOW THE GOSPELS CAME TO BE WRITTEN: THE LITURGICAL YEAR OF THE SYNAGOGUE AS THE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE -- 1. Stating the Problem, Setting the Stage -- 2. Setting Jesus into the Context of History -- 3. The Oral Phase: Entering the Tunnel of Silence -- 4. Discovering the Clue That Organized the Synoptic Gospels -- 5. Matthew's Dependency on Mark -- pt. II. FROM AFTER PASSOVER TO SHAVUOT: BIRTH TO EARLY MINISTRY -- 6. Genealogy and Birth -- 7. Joseph: Myth or History? -- 8. The Magi and Their Gifts: An Original Sermon? -- 9. Herod and Pharaoh; Jesus and Moses -- 10. The Baptism of Jesus: Moses Relived -- 11. Into the Wilderness: Forty Days, Not Forty Years -- pt. III. SHAVUOT AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: SINAI REVISITED -- 12. Jesus' Return to the Symbolic Sinai -- 13. The Lord's Prayer: Taught by Jesus or Composed by the Church? -- pt. IV. ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR: MIRACLES AND TEACHING -- 14. Jesus' Journey from Shavuot to Rosh Hashanah --
  • 15. Matthew's Introduction of Jesus as a Miracle Worker -- 16. Matthew's Take on the Work of the Kingdom -- pt. V. YOM KIPPUR: THE CHALLENGE OF ATONEMENT THEOLOGY -- 17. Introducing Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement -- 18. Demystifying the Unforgivable Sin: Matthew's Story at Yom Kippur -- 19. The Curse of Atonement Theology -- pt. VI. FROM SUKKOTH ONWARD: THE NEW HARVEST -- 20. The Symbols of Sukkoth and the Food That Satisfies Hunger -- 21. The Beheading of John the Baptist -- 22. Loaves and Fishes, Walking on Water: Moses Stories Expanded -- 23. Two Characters, Two Insights -- pt. VII. DEDICATION-HANUKKAH AND TRANSFIGURATION: THE LIGHT OF GOD REINTERPRETED -- 24. Dedication: The Return of the Light of God -- 25. The Transfiguration: A Dedication-Hanukkah Story -- pt. VIII. JOURNEY TOWARD PASSOVER: APOCALYPSE AND JUDGMENT -- 26. Introducing the Journey Section of Matthew's Gospel -- 27. The Heart of the Journey -- 28. Apocalypse Now: The Final Judgment --
  • pt. IX. PASSOVER AND PASSION: THE CLIMAX -- 29. The Climactic Events of the Passion Narrative -- 30. Probing the Passion Narrative for Interpretive Clues -- 31. The Passion Narrative as Liturgy -- pt. X. MATTHEW'S EASTER STORY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE -- 32. Easter Dawns: Myth or Reality? -- 33. Matthew's Call to Life
Control code
000057888812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780062362315
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953679138
Label
Biblical literalism : a gentile heresy : a journey into a new Christianity through the doorway of Matthew's gospel, John Shelby Spong
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. I. HOW THE GOSPELS CAME TO BE WRITTEN: THE LITURGICAL YEAR OF THE SYNAGOGUE AS THE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE -- 1. Stating the Problem, Setting the Stage -- 2. Setting Jesus into the Context of History -- 3. The Oral Phase: Entering the Tunnel of Silence -- 4. Discovering the Clue That Organized the Synoptic Gospels -- 5. Matthew's Dependency on Mark -- pt. II. FROM AFTER PASSOVER TO SHAVUOT: BIRTH TO EARLY MINISTRY -- 6. Genealogy and Birth -- 7. Joseph: Myth or History? -- 8. The Magi and Their Gifts: An Original Sermon? -- 9. Herod and Pharaoh; Jesus and Moses -- 10. The Baptism of Jesus: Moses Relived -- 11. Into the Wilderness: Forty Days, Not Forty Years -- pt. III. SHAVUOT AND THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: SINAI REVISITED -- 12. Jesus' Return to the Symbolic Sinai -- 13. The Lord's Prayer: Taught by Jesus or Composed by the Church? -- pt. IV. ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR: MIRACLES AND TEACHING -- 14. Jesus' Journey from Shavuot to Rosh Hashanah --
  • 15. Matthew's Introduction of Jesus as a Miracle Worker -- 16. Matthew's Take on the Work of the Kingdom -- pt. V. YOM KIPPUR: THE CHALLENGE OF ATONEMENT THEOLOGY -- 17. Introducing Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement -- 18. Demystifying the Unforgivable Sin: Matthew's Story at Yom Kippur -- 19. The Curse of Atonement Theology -- pt. VI. FROM SUKKOTH ONWARD: THE NEW HARVEST -- 20. The Symbols of Sukkoth and the Food That Satisfies Hunger -- 21. The Beheading of John the Baptist -- 22. Loaves and Fishes, Walking on Water: Moses Stories Expanded -- 23. Two Characters, Two Insights -- pt. VII. DEDICATION-HANUKKAH AND TRANSFIGURATION: THE LIGHT OF GOD REINTERPRETED -- 24. Dedication: The Return of the Light of God -- 25. The Transfiguration: A Dedication-Hanukkah Story -- pt. VIII. JOURNEY TOWARD PASSOVER: APOCALYPSE AND JUDGMENT -- 26. Introducing the Journey Section of Matthew's Gospel -- 27. The Heart of the Journey -- 28. Apocalypse Now: The Final Judgment --
  • pt. IX. PASSOVER AND PASSION: THE CLIMAX -- 29. The Climactic Events of the Passion Narrative -- 30. Probing the Passion Narrative for Interpretive Clues -- 31. The Passion Narrative as Liturgy -- pt. X. MATTHEW'S EASTER STORY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE -- 32. Easter Dawns: Myth or Reality? -- 33. Matthew's Call to Life
Control code
000057888812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780062362315
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953679138

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