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Eternal Life: A New Vision : Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell - John Shelby Spong

Eternal Life: A New Vision

Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

eBook Published: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9780061936685
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Drawing on a lifetime of wisdom, New York Times bestselling author and controversial religious leader John Shelby Spong continues to challenge traditional Christian theology in Eternal Life: A New Vision. In this remarkable spiritual autobiography about his lifelong struggle with the questions of God and death, he reveals how he ultimately came to believe in eternal life.

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"In Spong's perpetual quest for truth and knowledge, he has transformed the enigmatic cosmic energy of the 'big bang' into an afterglow of human hope for the ages."

Setting the stage : a necessary personal word -- Life is accidental -- All life is deeply linked -- Dancing with death : the discovery of mortality -- The lure of religion -- Life's dominant drive : survival -- Religion's role in the fear of death -- The faces of religion -- The tools of religious manipulation -- Ridding religion of both heaven and hell -- Putting away childish things : the death of religion -- The shift of the religious paradigm -- Who am I? What is God? -- The approach of the mystics -- Resurrection : a symbol and a reality -- Hiding, thinking, being -- I believe in life beyond death -- Epilogue : defining the choice to die.

ISBN: 9780061936685
ISBN-10: 0061936685
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia