Can a Bishop Be Wrong?: Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby by Peter Moore

  • admin
  • April 3, 2017
  • Catholicism
  • Comments Off on Can a Bishop Be Wrong?: Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby by Peter Moore

By Peter Moore

An eminent workforce of Episcopal students and bishops addresses the middle concerns raised in Bishop Spong's books and teachings at the Virgin beginning, resurrection, sexuality, scripture, sin, Jesus, tradition, and God. those essays are incisive responses to an articulate and charismatic public determine whose provocative writings have stirred conventional and non-traditional thinkers alike.

While acknowledging that Spong's writing moves a chord with lay humans within the church buildings and most people, the book's authors think a balanced reaction is required. They accomplish this by way of commending the bishop for having the braveness of his convictions whereas hard his teachings at the cornerstone ideals of Christian tradition.

"Reflection at the resurrection can't be constrained to scholarly scrutiny of some passages....every observe is an exposition of the resurrection, for each be aware exhibits how earlier occasions, current hardships, and destiny hopes seem to the 1st Christians within the mild of the truth that Jesus rose physically from the useless, Jesus isn't really a lifeless guy they take into accout fondly. His is seen as current, between different issues, within the reflecting and the writing itself." --Excerpt from Can a Bishop Be mistaken?

Show description

Read Online or Download Can a Bishop Be Wrong?: Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby Spong PDF

Similar catholicism books

Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition

The hot Revised usual model used to be translated via the department of Christian schooling (now Bible Translation and usage) of the nationwide Council of church buildings and published in 1989. there has been Jewish illustration within the team accountable for the previous Testament.

This translation is intended to switch the Revised usual model, and to spot it in context with the various different English language translations to be had at the present time. it's referred to as the hot Revised commonplace model since it is a revision of the Revised general model of 1952. the recent Revised general model is famous in scholarly circles because the such a lot exact translation into English of the unique Hebrew and Greek texts and is the main regular translation through the worldwide Catholic Church.

This distinctive Catholic variation comprises:

* The Catholic Scriptures with inclusive language

* Imprimatur

* Anglicized textual content

* Introductory fabrics for each book

* Timeline of Catholic Church and global history

* Concordance to aid readers locate particular phrases and passages

* 16 web page map part

The mercy of God

Mercy. Few humans actually are aware of it, but it really is key to receiving God's top on your lifestyles. it's the compelling energy at the back of The Divine Rescue of the Human Race. it's the in basic terms strength within the universe powerful sufficient to scouse borrow mankind from Satan's grip. In Mercy-The Divine Rescue of the Human Race, Brother Copeland takes us on a trip into the depths God was once keen to move in His compassion to avoid wasting guy from destruction.

Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine

Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to a unprecedented and talented determine of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) used to be mystic and author, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to discover the that means of her gender in the divine scheme of items.

The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross

The fourth centenary of the dying of St. John of the pass encouraged this revised variation of the English translation of his writings. the result's an variation that preserves the genuine which means of the good mystic's writings, provides them as in actual fact as attainable, and even as offers the reader the doctrinal and historic details that would result in a deeper realizing and appreciation of the lessons of the paranormal surgeon.

Extra resources for Can a Bishop Be Wrong?: Ten Scholars Challenge John Shelby Spong

Example text

Myth belongs to a precritical worldview. This could be called the Enlightenment or popular definition of myth. Spong incorporates all four definitions in his discussion of myth, without clearly distinguishing between them. His purpose in identifying the mythological elements in Scripture is to move beyond mythology to a "deeper" appreciation of Scripture. Spong's approach involves a two-step progression. It is only after he has decided in the first step that myth can­ not be taken literally that it is then demythologized to provide a deeper (existentialist or experiential) meaning in the second step.

Language and Experience As we have tried to show, there is a reciprocal relationship between John Spong's epistemology of religious experience, his biblical hermeneutic, and his doctrine of God. To provide an adequate critique of his doctrine of God, we must first assess his account of religious experience. The Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan has pointed out that a common mistake of philosophers is to forget the difference between the way that infants and adults interact with the world.

It could be argued that one thrust of the Reformation was to give the Scriptures to all members of the church. It could be further argued that the thrust of historical-critical methods has been to take them away again, to bind them to interpretations of the adept and unavailable to the plain reader. But that is an argument for an­ other, more general discussion. " It is not at all clear from Spong's work that he has a systematic grasp of midrashic interpretation as practiced in ancient Jewish commentaries on the Bible.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 11 votes