Jesus for the Non Religious

Jesus for the Non Religious

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Poses an argument for the importance of separating the teachings and examples of Jesus from the restrictive dogma of modern religious institutions in order to render Christ a more accessible role model.

HARPERCOLL

Writing from his prison cell in Nazi Germany in 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian, sketched a vision of what he called "Religionless Christianity." In this book, John Shelby Spong puts flesh onto the bare bones of Bonhoeffer's radical thought. The result is a strikingly new and different portrait of Jesus of Nazareth, a Jesus for the non-religious.

Spong challenges much of the traditional understanding, from the tale of Jesus' miraculous birth to the account of his cosmic ascension into the sky. He questions the historicity of the ideas that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, that he had twelve disciples, or that the miracle stories were ever meant to be descriptions of supernatural events. He also speaks directly to those critics of Christianity who call God a "delusion" and who describe how Christianity has become evil and destructive.

Spong invites his readers to look at Jesus through the lens of both the Jewish scriptures and the liturgical life of the first century synagogue. He proposes a new way of understanding the divinity of Christ as the ultimate dimension of a fulfilled humanity. Jesus for the Non-Religious may be the book that finally brings the pious and the secular into a meaningful dialogue, opening the door to a living Christianity in the post-Christian world.

Read by Alan Sklar

Preface, prologue, and epilogue read by the Author



Baker
& Taylor

The author of Why Christianity Must Change poses an argument for the importance of separating the teachings and examples of Jesus from the restrictive dogma of today's religious institutions in order to render Christ a more accessible role model. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2007
ISBN: 9780061230745
006123074X
Branch Call Number: CD 232 SPO
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan

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