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    [Pdf/E–book] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality 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 w

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    Free download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality [Pdf/E–book] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality 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

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    [Pdf/E–book] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality John Shelby Spong » 2 Free read Free 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 co

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    [Pdf/E–book] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality 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 on Changing Sexuality and Family Life 1986 There is a 4 page bibliography and a 4

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    [Pdf/E–book] Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » John Shelby Spong Free download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality 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

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    [Pdf/E–book] 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 readers another perspective A realistic view of what is really going on in this world today with it's problems Christians need a fresh approach for the issues of modern day I beli

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Free download Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality

Free read ô Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free John Shelby Spong » 2 Free read Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » John Shelby Spong 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. 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 affirming forto allIn the spirit of full disclosure this has to be the eighth or ninth book by Bishop Spong that I ve read so I m both a fan and a follower In my experience his wisdom is deep both in terms of its profundity and its volume This book is further evidence thereofA little bit of back story may be helpful Ostensibly this book is the Bishop s public response to a study on sexuality that was commissioned in his diocese with his encouragement back in the mid 1980s Its purpose is to be thoughtful about how to evolve the Episcopal church s approach to sexuality generally and also specifically with respect to three groups of people unmarriedpre married young people gay and lesbian et al people and post marrieddivorced adultsIn some sense the study is a helpful pretext for the Bishop to suggest new approaches to some of the church s most alienating theological interpretations and the policies that resulted from them Specifically the Bishop considered the church s then current approaches to pre marital sex homosexuality and post marital sex anachronistic ineffective and dehumanizing Suffice it to say that even as the Sexual Revolution of the 60s and 70s was cooling in no small part due to the contagion of the AIDS epidemic of the 80s very few people observed the celibacy that was the church s only prescription for the members of these three groups In part the Bishop felt compelled to address these issues because he has wanted to stem the ebb of the church s influence and clearly feels that the church should indeed play a role in helping people to address so cardinal a realm of their beingspiritual lives as their sexualityAnd he does a nice job of setting the context explaining why and how the world has changed and therefore why and how the church s theologypolicyteaching has to evolve as well In sum he believes that an active sexual relationship can indeed be holy outside of marriage and elucidates some common sense and accessibly spiritual guidelines for this to be the caseWhich all sounds sort of Duh to us now except that this book was published in 1988 over 25 years ago when such humane and spirit affirming wisdom was truly cutting edge to put it nicely Again this book evidences the Bishop 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 affirming forto allWhat s perhaps a touch sad and revealing of us is that the book also exposes the Bishop s naivete one of his predictions at the time was that it would take a decade or so for his forward thinking to be widely accepted As we know we re just now beginning to grapple with these issues both spiritually and politically The fact that gay marriage is not universally supported in either our churches or our society and the laws that bind it attests to just how revolutionary and important this workbookevolved spirituality was and isSo it s truly groundbreaking spiritual work and worth a thoughtful and considered as well as reverent read It s not perfect there are a few patches in which the context is unnecessarily dense andor the discussion is datedclearly time bound but it s inspiring to think that Bishop Spong was challenging us and the church to be so universally loving and inclusive over a uarter century ago is both impressive and motivating He was one of several voices crying out in the wilderness It s great to see that he and his fellow visionaries have been proven correct and that we are beginning to celebrate our shared humanity in all of its forms with or without the institutional church s blessing That John Shelby Spong has goaded us and our churches to be humane in our spirituality and our practice of religion is indeed his greatest legacy Living in Sin will remind you of just how visionary he has been and is

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Free read ô Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free John Shelby Spong » 2 Free read Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » John Shelby Spong 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. 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 culture escapes the beliefs that are handed down from preceding generations Though one may think he s immune there are cultural stigmas prejudices which don t make much sense but are nevertheless still prevalent in modern society which have their roots in religionJohn Shelby Spong is provocative powerful in his approach to the holiness of life That is how holiness should be

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Free read ô Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free John Shelby Spong » 2 Free read Download ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » John Shelby Spong 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. 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 on Changing Sexuality and Family Life 1986 There is a 4 page bibliography and a 4 page index Notes are included at the end of each chapterChapter 1 is entitled Setting the Stage I uote the opening linesSome people will regard this book as a book about sex I regard it as a book about prejudice For centuries sexual attitudes sexual taboos and sexual practices have been used by dominant groups in society to keep others subordinate Those who possess power define those who are powerless and then impose their own definition on the ones defined The guiding principle is to ensure the comfort the convenience the happiness and the well being of the dominant onesBehind prejudice there is also fear We reject that which we cannot manage We condemn what we do not understand We set up a means of control to render powerless those dynamic realities we know to be powerful No aspect of our humanity is invested with anxieties yearning emotions an d needs than is our sexual nature So sex is a major arena in which the prejudice of human beings finds expressionThis accounts for the anger and even the violence that erupts when sexual control mechanisms are publicly challenged p23All that being said he pretty well covers the waterfront of sexuality inside and outside of one man one woman marriagebetween single persons before marriage or after marriage and divorce or being widowedhomosexuality ordination and leadership of women etc After essentially a lifetime of experiencing the church handling sexuality in a very poor and inadeuate way I find it very refreshing and encouraging to find a churchman who engages the realities all around us and provides some leadership into the futureWhen I read of the current pope s recent uestionaire of his bishops on a spate of social issues generally dealing with sexual s and attitudes I reflected on the fact that Spong wrote this book addressing these same issues in 1988 25 years ago Is he intelligent and knowledgeable Is he insightful as in prophetically so Is he intellectually honest Is he apparently fearlessly courageous Is he helpful Of courseyesyesyesyes and yes Do I need to say yes again Yes

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Living in Sin? A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
  • John Shelby Spong
  • English
  • 23 March 2020
  • 9780060675073