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The Fourth Gospel

Tales Of A Jewish Mystic

By John Shelby Spong

John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and popular proponent of a modern, scholarly and authentic Christianity, argues that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literary, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus' life through the medium of fictional characters, from Nicodemus and Lazarus to the "Beloved Disciple." The Fourth Gospel was designed first to place Jesus into the context of the Jewish scriptures, then to place him into the worship patterns of the synagogue and finally to allow him to be viewed through the lens of a popular form of first-century Jewish mysticism.

The result of this intriguing study is not only to recapture the original message of this gospel, but also to provide us today with a radical new dimension to the claim that in the humanity of Jesus the reality of God has been met and engaged.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780062011305


Format: Book
Author: Spong, John Shelby
Title: The fourth gospel : tales of a Jewish mystic / John Shelby Spong.
Publisher Date: San Francisco : HarperOne, 2013
Subject: Bible. John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Isbn: 9780062011305 0062011308
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: 226.506 Spo
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Bib Id: 438718

Format: Book
Author: Spong, John Shelby
Title: The fourth gospel : tales of a Jewish mystic / John Shelby Spong.
Edition: FIRST edition.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco : HarperOne, 2013
Description: xxi, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Bible. John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN: 2012046670
ISBN: 9780062011305
ISBN: 0062011308
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 226.506 Spo