The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love (Paperback)

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The Bible contains many passages that believers and nonbelievers alike would recognize as appalling theology. Whether these texts are used to discriminate, oppress, or condemn, they distort the truth of Christianity and cast doubt upon the love of God. Now, legendary Episcopal bishop and advocate for liberal Christianity John Shelby Spong addresses these passages, shattering our misconceptions and delivering a new vision of how Christians today can use the Bible.

Praise For…


“Spong shares his extraordinary gift of conveying the Bible’s spiritual and ethical authority…”

“Spong demonstrates the prophetic vocation that prefers truth to lies, honesty to hypocrisy, common sense to sick religious ideologies.”

“Another brilliant chapter in Spong’s quest to rescue the Bible from fundamentalism.”

“Spong lifts the myths surrounding scripture, stripping away the superfluous so the kernal of truth becomes reality.”

“Remarkably insightful and honest, John Shelby Spong explores some of the most compelling issues of our time.”

“The Sins of Scripture challenges Christians to look beyond the myths of their faith into the heart of the matter.”

“This absorbing book has much to offer readers of all persuasions.”

“With prophetic vigor, Spong lays bare the evil done…in the name of God...[and] calls the Christian community to accountability....”

“This book is long overdue...”

“A valuable modernist manifesto for progressive readers seeking a response to the conservative theology dominating the news these days.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060778408
ISBN-10: 0060778407
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: March 14th, 2006
Pages: 336
Language: English