[E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong


  • Paperback
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  • Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
  • John Shelby Spong
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9780060675073

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Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Read & Download Ì 104 Ort gay and lesbian relationships Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males Bishop Spong proposes a pas. Being on the people that the church typically loses unmarried college educated 20s this book reignited my interest in the Church I found it hard to believe that the creator of physics of science of biology of all these amazing things would really tell me that as a woman I need to find some man to serve that I should keep uiet in church that if we women want to get married later in life after our career we should really be celibate We should hate our homosexual friends beautiful relationships I uestion everything I read and want to know the background and context of everything why should the Bible be excluded Spong informs the reader of how the Bible itself has been accepted in different ways by the Gentiles who could not be Christians according to the Jewish law Inclusivity had to begin once the Bible became universal A literal reading of the Bible is impossible because of its contradictions but this doesn t take away from the Bible The Word of God is resolute in wanting to us love each other accept each other etcI truly believe that if we don t begin at least to lean toward the way Spong allows for us to interpret the Bible With the same academic detail with which we study other literature the Bible can truly persevere for ages We can discard the gender biases that made women property that asks us to be celibate for decades that asks us to stay in unhappy marriages Does that really sound in line with a God who says throughout the Bible we should seek fuller lives Marriage wasn t the same when lifespans were around 40 years Lifespans have doubled sexuality no longer means procreation If we keep attempting to indoctrinate future generations with these ideas which are strange now to our new reality we will lose every person of my demographic Just like the adhering to the Jewish rule had to be expanded to include the reality of a universal religion we need to also realize the life and reality can still be moral through the interpretation of the Word of God not the word of man

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Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Read & Download Ì 104 Toral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about eual loving nonexploitative relationship. I love this book I wish there was a way to make this mandatory reading for everyone who claims to be a Christian Bishop Spong shakes the bones of every Christian tradition relating to women sex sexuality and gender and asks us to wake up and rethink these traditions on the basis of the world we NOW live it Some of what is here will be shocking BUT if you follow his research and logic you will likely be persuadedIn his epilogue Spong states I can take consolation from the fact that people like me who love the church and yet dare to uestion the church s conventional wisdom can over a long enough period of time make a vital difference Written in 1988 some of what he proposed has already begun to take effect Much of it is still waiting to be implemented

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Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Read & Download Ì 104 Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying Should the church receive people who identify as LGBT into its community and supp. If you are in any way interested in the ever crushing Christian religious debate surrounding homosexuality this book is really phenomenal Especially considering how early it is in this debate of the broader Church mid 80s I think Spong s challenge to THE Church about the debate on sexuality is refreshing even 25 years into this soul numbing argument Spong is thoughtful and even handed though a few chapters drag on and he is above all compassionate If only the ELCA had read this 25 years ago we could all have been saved the heartache of a legacy of exclusivity


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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong Bishop Spong once again makes an appeal to the intellect of the faithful and their leaders to act and not react with intelligence rather than fear Sadly it falls upon many a deaf ear and stone cold heartsSpong addresses many Biblical translation errors mis interpretation and proof texting used to discriminate and oppress women and those with alternative lifestyles I actually loathe the term alternative as it implies that the dominant cul

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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong To put a fine point on it this book evidences Bishop John Shelby Spong at his best being years ahead of his time than a full uarter century in this case in advocating for a spiritually evolved form of Christianity that is life enhancing and

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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong If you are in any way interested in the ever crushing Christian religious debate surrounding homosexuality this book is really phenomenal Especially considering how early it is in this debate of the broader Church mid 80s I think Spong's challenge to THE Church about the debate on sexuality is refreshing even 25 years into this so

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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Shelby Spong Read & Download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Though many Evangelicals would probably view many of his thoughts as heretical and though I did not find myself agreeing with all or even most of his ideasI feel that if the Church would embrace the uestions he raises with as much compassion as he exhibits we would impact so many people in a positive way for Christ I do

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    Read & Download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality John Shelby Spong ✓ 4 Read Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Shelby Spong In a pattern that by now is becoming typical if not expected with Spong he organizes the book in three parts Part I The Revolution Part II The Bible Part III Some New Proposals As an appendix he includes the Report of the Episcopal Task Force

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    Read & Download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality John Shelby Spong ✓ 4 Read Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ John Shelby Spong I read this book a couple of decades ago so I'm going off of memory here Bishop Spong is one of the first religious leaders I ever heard speak of homosexuality without judgment At the time I read this book I was in my early twenties

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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong Spong helps readers to understand some of the notions of our culture in regard to sexuality religion the inability to reconcile the two Too many people still see sexuality as something that lives on the dirty side of life's fence Much of that misguided thinking stems from religious trickle down theory Whether one has ever been part of a religious tradition or had any religious training at all doesn't matter No one in modern cul

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    Read & Download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality John Shelby Spong ✓ 4 Read [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong I love this book I wish there was a way to make this mandatory reading for everyone who claims to be a Christian Bishop Spong shakes the bones of every Christian tradition relating to women sex sexuality and gender and asks us to wake up and rethink these traditions on the basis of the world we NOW live it Some of what is here will be shocking BUT if you follow his research and logic you will likely be persuadedIn his epilogue Spong states

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    [E–pub] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong John Shelby Spong ✓ 4 Read Read & Download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Another ace in the hole for Spong Oh how I am hoping the Christian church will wake soon and once and for all begin practicing acceptance and inclusiveness instead of the opposite Spong faces touchy subjects in this book and offers re

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