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31 August 2007


Shaking the foundations in the 21st century - preview

Robin Waterston follows John Shelby Spong’s attempts to build a new community

A New Christianity for a New World
  • John Shelby Spong
  • HarperSanFrancisco ISBN: 9780060670634 £6
  • 99

    What might Christianity look like if all the magical elements, all the accretions of the centuries, all the traditional imagery, were to be discarded? As Quakers we are familiar with this challenge
  • We are accused by some of being thinly disguised humanists

  • John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark, USA, tackles this issue head on with passion, wisdom, and clarity in his book A New Christianity for a New World
  • He writes as a lifelong member of the Anglican Church whose vocation has been to articulate the impact for him of the life and death of Jesus, and to invite others into the 'Christ-experience'
  • He believes that God is real

  • Robin Waterston

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