Liberating the Gospels

Liberating the Gospels

Reading the Bible With Jewish Eyes : Freeing Jesus From 2,000 Years of Misunderstanding

eBook - 2004
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The controversial Episcopal bishop shows how the Gospel stories have been misinterpreted for centuries as accounts of actual events, due to an ignorance of the Jewish foundation behind the texts

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In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus—from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection—are not literally true. He offers convincing evidence that the Gospels are a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to convey the significance of Jesus. This remarkable discovery brings us closer to how Jesus was really understood in his day and should be in ours.


In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus—from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection—are not literally true. He offers convincing evidence that the Gospels are a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to convey the significance of Jesus. This remarkable discovery brings us closer to how Jesus was really understood in his day and should be in ours.



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The controversial Espiscopal bishop of Newark shows how the Gospel stories--a collection of Jewish midrashic tales--have been misinterpreted for centuries as accounts of actual events because of an ignorance of the Jewish foundation behind the texts. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2004
ISBN: 0060781378 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
0060781386 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 226.06 SPO
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 10, 2014

Quoted from product description on Amazon.com: "Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus -- from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection -- are not literally true. He offers convincing evidence that the Gospels are a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to convey the significance of Jesus."

If you're looking for a book that explores the Jewish context of Jesus' life and teachings while also affirming the truth of his divine birth and resurrection, you might enjoy Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler.

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