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  Bishop John Shelby Spong

John Shelby Spong, scholar, author and bishop, is the most published member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States. He is the author of fourteen books. His published articles now number in excess of ninety.

Bishop Spong stands in the tradition of Anglican bishops that has included Will Scarlett, John E. Hines, Angus Dun and, to some degree, James A. Pike in America and William Temple, Hensley Hanson, John A. T. Robinson and David Jenkins in England. He is a frequent lecturer at conference centers and on college campuses.

Bishop Spong has served on a wide variety of diocesan committees and commissions, including being editor of The North Carolina Churchman, president of the Standing Committee and three times deputy to General Convention. He has been president of the Alumni Association of his seminary and a trustee, both of his seminary and of St. Paul's College. He has also been president of the New Jersey Council of Churches.

Nationally, he has been a theological consultant to the Episcopal Radio and Television Foundation, a consultant to the Standing Liturgical Commission and a member of the Overseas Review Committee of the national church. In 1973 he was elected by General Convention to a six-year term on the Executive Council, the highest governing body of the Episcopal Church, other than the General Convention. In 1986, under Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, he was appointed to serve on the Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health. He currently serves on the House of Bishop's Theology Committee.


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John Shelby Spong, scholar, author and bishop, is the most published member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States. He is the author of fourteen books. His published articles now number in excess of ninety.

Bishop Spong stands in the tradition of Anglican bishops that has included Will Scarlett, John E. Hines, Angus Dun and, to some degree, James A. Pike in America and William Temple, Hensley Hanson, John A . . . full bio

2016
Matthew Introduces the Virgin Birth
Library: Philosophical Lectures
Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 06-27-2016
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Joseph -- Right out of Central Casting
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Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 06-28-2016
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The Shadow of Moses under Matthew's Portrait of Jesus
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Date: 06-29-2016
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Judas Iscariot: Myth or History
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Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 06-30-2016
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The Crucifixion: An Interpretive Portrait.
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Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 07-01-2016
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2014
Separating the Fourth Gospel from the Other Gospels
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Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 06-23-2014
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The Fourth Gospel's Way of Warning Us Against a Literal Reading
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Date: 06-24-2014
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Johannine Characters: Literacy Creations, Not People of History
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Date: 06-25-2014
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The Mother of Jesus: A Symbol of Judaism
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Date: 06-26-2014
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The Cross in John: Not Tragedy but Triumph
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Date: 06-27-2014
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2012
The Judeo-Christian Faith Story: How Much is History?
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Date: 06-25-2012
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A Conversation Between Roger Rosenblatt and John Shelby Spong
Library: Miscelleneous
Speaker(s): Roger Rosenblatt, Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 06-25-2012
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The Prophets: Not Predictors of the Future but Change Agents
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Date: 06-26-2012
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The New Testament: An Evolving Story.
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Date: 06-27-2012
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The Story of Judas Iscariot: Not a Character of History, but a Composite Figure Drawn from Many Sources
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Date: 06-28-2012
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Re-Casting the Christ Story: Not a Rescue Operation, but the Birth of a New Consciousness
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Date: 06-29-2012
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2010
Setting the Stage - Facing the Issues of Mortality
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Date: 06-28-2010
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The Bible - It ain't necessarily so!
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Date: 06-29-2010
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Exploring the Mystery of Life
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Date: 06-30-2010
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Transcending Religion without Transcending God
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Date: 07-01-2010
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Eternal Life: A New Vision
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Date: 07-02-2010
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2000
The Meaning of Exile
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Date: 07-10-2000
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Beyond Theism to God
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Date: 07-11-2000
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Jesus for the 21st Century: Part I
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Date: 07-12-2000
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Jesus for the 21st Century: Part II
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Date: 07-13-2000
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Fullness of Humanity: Beyond Child-Like Dependent
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Date: 08-01-2000
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1995
Gospels Inside Jewish Lectionary
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Date: 07-31-1995
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Rosh Hashanah to Passover
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Date: 08-01-1995
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Jewish Stars in Christmas Stories
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Speaker(s): Bishop John Shelby Spong
Date: 08-02-1995
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Shadowy Figure of Joseph
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Date: 08-03-1995
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Judas Iscariot
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Date: 08-04-1995
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