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Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy

Biblical Literalism  A Gentile Heresy Book
Author : John Shelby Spong
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-02-16
ISBN : 006236233X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus. A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound and considered work, he offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today as he shows just how deeply Jewish the Christian Gospels are and how much they reflect the Jewish scriptures, history, and patterns of worship. Pulling back the layers of a long-standing Gentile ignorance, he reveals how the church’s literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from these original Jewish authors’ intent that it is an act of heresy. Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots—its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition—to explain how the events of Jesus’ life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning. In Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, Spong illuminates the gospels as never before and provides a better blueprint for the future than where the church’s leaden and heretical reading of the story of Jesus has led us—one that allows the faithful to live inside the Christian story in the modern world.

Heresy and Criticism

Heresy and Criticism Book
Author : Robert McQueen Grant
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 9780664221683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Robert Grant draws upon his fifty years of experience dealing with the correlation of early Christianity and classical culture to demonstrate that Christian "heretics" were the first to apply literacy criticism to Christian books. He shows that the heretics' methods were the same as those of pagan contemporaries, and that literary criticism derived from the Hellenistic schools. Literary criticism was later used by famous orthodox leaders, and, as time passed, orthodox critics increasingly found that these methods could serve them well. Grant supports his argument by focusing on principal figures Origen, Dionysius of Alexandria, Eusebius, and Jerome.

The Ultimate Heresy

The Ultimate Heresy Book
Author : Rodger L. Cragun
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2018-12-14
ISBN : 1725240572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is the Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy Biblical? While theologians throughout church history have condemned numerous doctrines as heresy, Cragun boldly declares that the doctrine of biblical inerrancy is the worst heresy that the church has ever faced, resulting in the undermining of central teachings of Jesus. Treating the Bible as the inerrant word of God often eclipses the very real dimensions of hermeneutics, that is, the who, how, and why of biblical interpretation and translation. After twenty-five years of detailed research in libraries based in six major universities and seminaries, Cragun has distilled his work in this book to challenge Christians who hold up inerrancy as a key tenant of the faith.

Heresy the Five Lost Commandments

Heresy  the Five Lost Commandments Book
Author : Tom Fulks
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
Release : 2010-05
ISBN : 160911406X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The professor has been warned not to get into controversial subjects. Now that her interdisciplinary seminar of doctoral students is uncovering the existence of five additional commandments, can she keep her intellectual responsibilities and her job?

Know the Heretics

Know the Heretics Book
Author : Justin S. Holcomb
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 0310515084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a lot of talk about heresy these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. What’s needed is a strong dose of humility and restraint, and also a clear and informed definition of orthodoxy and heresy. Know the Heretics provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history. As a part of the KNOW series, it is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.

Jewish Christianity Not Heretical

Jewish   Christianity  Not Heretical Book
Author : Thaddeus Robinson
Publisher : Outskirts Press
Release : 2011-06-22
ISBN : 9781432774448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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JEWISH-CHRISTIANITY, NOT HERETICAL Jewish-Christianity predates gentile Christianity by 300 years. For the church's first 300 years, it was a Jewish sect within Judaism. Then, for 1,500 years it disappeared from mainstream religion. During that time the gentiles took control of the church and separated it from Judaism. This book reviews the history of Jewish-Christianity and brings the reader through the turbulent trials of the early church into the 21st century, and the people that continue to believe in the Jewish-Christian faith of Jesus Christ's first followers.

Understanding Religious Pluralism

Understanding Religious Pluralism Book
Author : Peter C. Phan,Jonathan Ray
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 1630874892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our contemporary world is fast becoming religiously diverse in a variety of ways. Thanks to globalization and migration, to mention only two current worldwide trends, people of diverse and sometimes mutually hostile faiths are now sharing neighborhoods and encountering one another's religious traditions on a daily basis. For scholars in religious studies and theology the issue to be examined is whether religious diversity is merely the result of historical development and social interaction, or whether it is inherent in the object of belief--part of the very structure of faith and our attempts to understand and express it. The essays in this volume range from explorations of the impact of religious diversity on religious studies to examples of interfaith encounter and dialogue, and current debates on Christian theology of religion. These essays examine not only the theoretical issues posed by religious pluralism to the study of religion and Christian theology but also concrete cases in which religious pluralism has been a bone of contention. Together, they open up new vistas for further conversation on the nature and development of religious pluralism.

The Anxious Bench Antichrist and the Sermon Catholic Unity

The Anxious Bench  Antichrist and the Sermon Catholic Unity Book
Author : John W. Nevin
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2000-02-16
ISBN : 1579104290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1843, the first edition of Nevin's The Anxious Bench was published. It has been called the most probing critique of Finneyism ever written. The background to the treatise was Nevin's general dislike of Finneyism, and also a major schism in the German Reformed Church in 1830. In that year a Finneyite revivalist, John Winebrenner, had led a breakaway movement from the German Reformed Church to form a new denomination, the so-called Church of God. Finneyism had made big inroads into the German Reformed Church, much to Nevin's disgust. - Banner of Truth.

Dictionary of Sects Heresies Ecclesiastical Parties and Schools of Religious Thought

Dictionary of Sects  Heresies  Ecclesiastical Parties  and Schools of Religious Thought Book
Author : John Henry Blunt
Publisher :
Release : 1874
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive guide covers a wide range of religious sects, heresies, parties, and schools of thought, from Abecedarians to Zwinglians. The work's Classified Table of the Principal Contents organizes the alphabetically arranged entries under the following categories: Jewish sects, heathen religions, heretics (New Testament, early, and later), Medieval sects and heresies, Continental sects, English sects, chief existing sects, Scottish sects, American sects, Russian sects, church parties, and schools of thought. Entries cover the history, founders and leaders, importance, and effects of each sect, with citations to relevant Biblical passages and other religious and historical works.