Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World Paperback

by John Shelby Spong;

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Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World

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For over 200 years, scholars have been debating, analyzing, and exploring one of the most important books ever written - The Bible - and overturning much of what we know about this sacred library of books. However, a large group of people who actually use this book, mainly lay Christians, aren't aware of this larger, deeper conversation. It is for these people that Spong writes Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, a primer on the history and significance of the Bible. In this thorough, substantive guide, Spong explores the origin and essential meaning of each of the individual books in the Bible, examining the background, the context, the level of authenticity and even the trustworthiness of the messages found there. He explains why these particular books, written between two and three thousand years ago, came to be regarded as authoritative and preserved as sacred; he traces the pathway that biblical religion has traveled as it evolved through the centuries, and he shows how people have misused many of these texts in the service of their prejudices.
Reaching far beyond the familiar Sunday-school stories that have provided the content of most people's biblical knowledge, Spong's journey into the heart of the Bible is his attempt to call his readers into their own journeys into the mystery of God. One does not, he asserts, have to twist one's brain into a first-century pretzel in order to take the Bible seriously in this increasingly non-religious world.

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World by John Shelby Spong was published by HarperCollins in November 2013 and is our 41054th best seller. The ISBN for Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World is 9780062011299.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHarperCollins (November 2013)
Number of Pages432
Thickness27 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4250561
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