Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality

Harper Collins, 2009 M03 17 - 480 páginas

The legendary Episcopal Bishop tells of his lifelong struggle to champion an authentic christianity based on love, not hatred.


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HERE I STAND: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love, and Equality

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This engaging, fluid memoir from Spong (Liberating the Gospels, 1996, etc.), Episcopalian Bishop of Newark, of his theological odyssey is five parts theoretical, ten parts intramural, and perhaps one ... Leer comentario completo

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In this superb autobiography, Spong (the retiring bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, NJ, and the author of over 15 books, including Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Rescuing the Bible ... Leer comentario completo


The Parameters of the Debate I
Beginnings in the Segregated South
Shaping Memories
Rejection at School Acceptance at Church
Philosophy St Marks and Wedding Bells
Priestly Formation on the Holy Hill
My Pastoral Education in Durham
Racial Issues and Leadership Lessons in Tarboro
Professional Highs Personal Lows
JewishChristian Dialogue and Christpower
Transition to the Episcopate
The Heart Cannot Worship What
Rising from the Ashes
The Battle Lines Form
Marriage and the Year of Years
The Koinonia Statement Victory

A Bible Class the Press and More Racial Conflict in Lynchburg
Something for Everyone in the Cathedral of the Confederacy
Pushing St Pauls Outward While Inwardly Grappling with Prayer and Pastoral Tragedy
From Lambeths Ignorance and Fear
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Página 183 - LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things,* and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Página 58 - ... Almighty and most merciful Father; we have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.
Página 166 - they are made members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven...
Página 203 - ... of youth activism. Fueled by concerns over racism, the Vietnam War, and American capitalism, a "New Left" of young activists emerged, although they were divided organizationally and ideologically. Other disaffected young people "dropped out" of mainstream society in favor of the "counterculture." The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy in 1968 further stirred the political alienation of the young. At the Democratic convention of that year, violence broke out in the streets...
Página 267 - It was in one sense not a major requirement, but it turned out to be the straw that broke the camel's back. For black young people in the district of Soweto (which stood for Southwest Townshipl, Afrikaans was the language of oppression.
Página 383 - I became increasingly committed to fashioning a diocese that allowed our clergy the freedom to risk, the ability to envision the future, and the capacity to experiment with liturgy, theology, and ecclesiology. My goal and my vocation was to open doors through which some people could make the transition into the future of our faith story.

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John Shelby Spong, the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at more than 500 other universities all over the world. His books, which have sold well over a million copies, include Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy; The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Jesus for the Non-Religious, The Sins of Scripture, Resurrection: Myth or Reality?; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. He writes a weekly column on the web that reaches thousands of people all over the world. To join his online audience, go to He lives with his wife, Christine, in New Jersey.

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