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.
"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.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia