SOS8 Epic History

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John Shelby Spong

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


Bishop Spong's book, The Sins of Scripture is structured around 8 sections, each with at least 2 chapters. In the final section of the book, Spong explores the significance of the literary character of the Scriptures for our use of these ancient texts:

  • Chapter 29: The Hebrew Scriptures Come into Being (pp. 247-266)
  • Chapter 30: Escaping the Limits of the Epic (pp. 267-276)
  • Chapter 31: Jesus and the Jewish Epic (pp. 277-283)
  • Chapter 32: Jesus Beyond Religion (pp. 285-298)



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