Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism

by John Shelby Spong | Religion & Spirituality |
ISBN: 0060675187 Global Overview for this book
Registered by veruca of Austin, Texas USA on 2/22/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by veruca from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, February 22, 2004
I ended up with two copies of this, so I'll release this extra copy for someone else to enjoy.

Journal Entry 2 by veruca from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, November 20, 2005
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Journal Entry 3 by veruca from Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I sent this via media mail to michaeljl this morning. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by michaeljl from Portland, Oregon USA on Friday, December 02, 2005
Received today by mail from Veruca. Will read promptly and forward.

Journal Entry 5 by michaeljl from Portland, Oregon USA on Thursday, December 15, 2005
Mailed to Luintaurien.

Recommended.

Very thought provoking for any reader willing to question authority. Occasionally the examples get bogged down in minutia, and occasionally the author's conclusions extrapolate beyond what is warranted, and definitely beyond what is needed. But overall it is on the mark.

Journal Entry 6 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Got it today. Will read and pass on ASAP. Thank you.

Journal Entry 7 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Sending on

Journal Entry 8 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
korson not responding so will skip

Journal Entry 9 by Luintaurien at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/Ring, Rabck in York, Nebraska USA on Monday, April 02, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (4/2/2007 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/Ring, Rabck in York, Nebraska USA

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Journal Entry 10 by librarymousie from Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Arrived safe and sound. Am currently reading another ring, so will begin this as soon as that one is put to bed. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 11 by librarymousie from Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA on Friday, August 24, 2007
I agree with most of the points Spong tries to make with this book. Unfortunately, he often came across as rather pedantic and I frequently felt as though he was trying to speak down to his audience.

A good introduction to non-literalist views of scripture for anyone who won't be hurt by some vitriolic, anti-fundi rhetoric.

I've e-mailed noumena11 and will post this as soon as I hear back from her. Thanks for sharing this book with me!

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