|LC Classifications||BS2615.2 C66|
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Rescuing John's Gospel from Its Creedal Captivity. John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and popular proponent of a modern, scholarly, and authentic Christianity, argues that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literacy, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus' life /5(). Whereas you are in favor of Christianity or looking for arguments to debunk it, this book offers a logic and beneficial perspective. Rich with Biblical references and historical background, it proposes to read the fourth gospel with a fresh perspective: one with historical and cultural context of the time on which the gospel was written/5. The Fourth Gospel book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : I must admit, however, that I am truly excited about recommending John Shelby Spong’s newest book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. At times this book feels more like a detective novel than a scholarly work. Spong starts with his desire to figure out how the unusual book came to be, who was the author and why was it written.
The fourth Gospel: The Gospel According to John Uniqueness of John. John is the last Gospel and, in many ways, different from the Synoptic question in the Synoptic Gospels concerns the extent to which the divine reality broke into history in Jesus’ coming, and the answers are given in terms of the closeness of the new age. John, from the very beginning, presents Jesus in terms of. Gospel According to John, fourth of the four New Testament narratives recounting the life and death of Jesus ’s is the only one of the four not considered among the Synoptic Gospels (i.e., those presenting a common view). Although the Gospel is ostensibly written by St. John the Apostle, “the beloved disciple” of Jesus, there has been considerable discussion of the actual. Tradition has it that the Gospel According to Mark was written down by Mark, a companion of Peter, who simply recorded what Peter preached in Rome (1 Peter ) and this person was, in turn, identified with "John Mark" in Acts (,25; ; ) as well as the "Mark" in Phile Colossians , and 2 Timothy Who wrote the fourth gospel? Find out in the eBook: The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved. God's word is better than non-Bible sources, and a better Bible study method proves this is also true when it comes to the book that men wrongly labeled the Gospel of John.
The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the testimony of the unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved.” (“This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true” [John ]). Readers of this blog might be interested in reading “The Fourth Gospel,” a recent book written by John Shelby Spong. talmoore J at pmLog in to Reply. Also known to have written the book of Acts (or Acts of the Apostles) and to have been a close friend of Paul of Tarsus, John – a disciple of Jesus and the youngest of his Twelve Apostles. They are called evangelists, a word meaning "people who proclaim good news," because their books aim to tell the "good news" ("gospel") of Jesus. I have written previously on the authorship of the first Gospel, but today I want to quote from an outstanding blog post written by Timothy McGrew which makes a compelling case that the author of the fourth Gospel is indeed the disciple John. If .