Jesus for the non-religious : recovering the divine at the heart of the human / John Shelby Spong.

By: Spong, John ShelbyPublication details: New York : HarperSanFrancisco, c2007Edition: 1st edDescription: xix, 316 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780060762070; 0060762071Subject(s): Jesus Christ -- Rationalistic interpretations | Jesus Christ -- Historicity | Jesus Christ -- Biography -- History and criticism | Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines | Jesus Christ | Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Controversial literature | Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etcDDC classification: 232.9 LOC classification: BT304.95 | .S66 2007Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Prologue: The lament of a believer in exile -- PART 1. SEPARATING THE HUMAN JESUS FROM THE MYTH. Introduction: Opening the door on a new quest -- There was no star over Bethlehem -- The parents of Jesus: fictionalized composites -- The historicity of the twelve disciples -- Miracle stories in the Gospels: are they necessary? -- Nature miracles: interpretive signs, not historical events -- Healing miracles: a vision of the Kingdom of God -- Did Jesus literally raise the dead? -- The Crucifixion narrative: liturgy masquerading as history -- The cross: told "in accordance with the scriptures" -- The eternal truth inside the myths of resurrection and ascension -- PART 2. THE ORIGINAL IMAGES OF JESUS. Introduction: Exploring the original images of Jesus -- The oral tradition: where was Jesus remembered? -- Jesus understood as the New Passover -- Jesus understood under the symbols of Yom Kippur -- Jesus as the Son of Man -- Minority images: the Servant, the Shepherd -- Jesus: a man for all Jewish seasons -- PART 3. JESUS FOR THE NON-RELIGIOUS. Introduction: Jesus really lived -- Who is the God met in Jesus? -- Recognizing the sources of religious anger -- Jesus: the breaker of tribal boundaries -- Jesus: the breaker of prejudices and stereotypes -- Jesus: the breaker of religious boundaries -- The Cross: a human portrait of the love of God -- Epilogue: Christpower.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-308) and index.

Prologue: The lament of a believer in exile -- PART 1. SEPARATING THE HUMAN JESUS FROM THE MYTH. Introduction: Opening the door on a new quest -- There was no star over Bethlehem -- The parents of Jesus: fictionalized composites -- The historicity of the twelve disciples -- Miracle stories in the Gospels: are they necessary? -- Nature miracles: interpretive signs, not historical events -- Healing miracles: a vision of the Kingdom of God -- Did Jesus literally raise the dead? -- The Crucifixion narrative: liturgy masquerading as history -- The cross: told "in accordance with the scriptures" -- The eternal truth inside the myths of resurrection and ascension -- PART 2. THE ORIGINAL IMAGES OF JESUS. Introduction: Exploring the original images of Jesus -- The oral tradition: where was Jesus remembered? -- Jesus understood as the New Passover -- Jesus understood under the symbols of Yom Kippur -- Jesus as the Son of Man -- Minority images: the Servant, the Shepherd -- Jesus: a man for all Jewish seasons -- PART 3. JESUS FOR THE NON-RELIGIOUS. Introduction: Jesus really lived -- Who is the God met in Jesus? -- Recognizing the sources of religious anger -- Jesus: the breaker of tribal boundaries -- Jesus: the breaker of prejudices and stereotypes -- Jesus: the breaker of religious boundaries -- The Cross: a human portrait of the love of God -- Epilogue: Christpower.