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review Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Tinues to challenge traditional Christian theology in Eternal Life A New Vision In this remarkable spiritual autobiography. Full disclosure I have been a big Spong fan for years his intellectual integrity and courageous faith are an inspiration to me Often when reading his stuff I have the realization Yes That really resonates with and well expresses my thoughtsfeelings The two occasions when I have heard him in person and his writings have been a big blessing in my lifeThat said my initial reaction to this book was that somehow it does not seem as solidly supported and developed as his work that I had previously read There are plenty of references to an impressively wide range of scientific historical literary and religious material as usual but somehow a significant amount of what he had to say seemed just rather subjective and perhaps unconvincing to those of different persuasions and at different places in their journey However when he described this book as a spiritual autobiography his approach and style made much sense to me it is perhaps one could say a much personal work It might also be subtitled Life and Death As I See It So FarIt is notable that just as there were multiple times when he thought a given project would be his last book again here he states his expectation that this will be his last book As he says this is his 5th final book But this time given his advanced years 79 when book came out I could believe he feels it urgently and at times it feels like he is trying get everything said Nevertheless hope springs eternal in the human breast so I would not be totally shocked to see yet another new Spong book at some point I hope so The Vault Guide to the Case Interview remarkable spiritual autobiography. Full disclosure I have been a big Spong fan for years his intellectual integrity and courageous faith are an inspiration to me Often when The Castle Diaries reading his stuff I have the The Song of the Mockingbird realization Yes That Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star really Souls in the Great Machine resonates with and well expresses my thoughtsfeelings The two occasions when I have heard him in person and his writings have been a big blessing in my lifeThat said my initial Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 reaction to this book was that somehow it does not seem as solidly supported and developed as his work that I had previously THE WALLPAPER CHASE read There are plenty of SpongeBob Mix Match references to an impressively wide Rules of the Knife Fight range of scientific historical literary and Know What I Saw? religious material as usual but somehow a significant amount of what he had to say seemed just The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections rather subjective and perhaps unconvincing to those of different persuasions and at different places in their journey However when he described this book as a spiritual autobiography his approach and style made much sense to me it is perhaps one could say a much personal work It might also be subtitled Life and Death As I See It So FarIt is notable that just as there were multiple times when he thought a given project would be his last book again here he states his expectation that this will be his last book As he says this is his 5th final book But this time given his advanced years 79 when book came out I could believe he feels it urgently and at times it feels like he is trying get everything said Nevertheless hope springs eternal in the human breast so I would not be totally shocked to see yet another new Spong book at some point I hope so

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review Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB About his lifelong struggle with the uestions of God and death he reveals how he ultimately came to believe in eternal li. In this book Spong critiues Christian fundamentalism and believes that instead of fundamentalism satisfying a desire for truth it instead is geared toward satisfying a need for security and helping to uench the existential anxieties buried within us This is perhaps why hypocrisy bigotry and prejudice are hidden from the conscious minds of those who reuire dogmatic certainty Further according to Spong this cannot be the path to freedom wholeness and the participation of love He offers another alternative and that is the way of the mysticsa path experienced than believed intuitive than doctrinal A process of becoming Spong views the Garden of Eden as a myth a description of some phenomenon of nature representing the birth of human consciousness With this birth comes existential anxiety and the creation of tribal type religions Within the collective consciousness of the tribe it is very difficult to step outside and view the underlying characteristics of one s religion But if we want to become fully human we must recognize the dark side of religion and not keep these realities hidden from the conscious mind Only then can we move beyond the ego to the transpersonalto love Most of religion is fueled by fear not love the church is like a swimming pool Most of the noise comes from the shallow end Spong believes that most of religion is really a projection of our own psychopathology But there is good news After these elements are recognized we can move beyond religion which is the only place God can really be found THE WALLPAPER CHASE reveals how he ultimately came to believe in eternal li. In this book Spong critiues Christian fundamentalism and believes that instead of fundamentalism satisfying a desire for truth it instead is geared toward satisfying a need for security and helping to uench the existential anxieties buried within us This is perhaps why hypocrisy bigotry and prejudice are hidden from the conscious minds of those who SpongeBob Mix Match reuire dogmatic certainty Further according to Spong this cannot be the path to freedom wholeness and the participation of love He offers another alternative and that is the way of the mysticsa path experienced than believed intuitive than doctrinal A process of becoming Spong views the Garden of Eden as a myth a description of some phenomenon of nature Rules of the Knife Fight representing the birth of human consciousness With this birth comes existential anxiety and the creation of tribal type Know What I Saw? religions Within the collective consciousness of the tribe it is very difficult to step outside and view the underlying characteristics of one s The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections religion But if we want to become fully human we must Gunnin' For Love recognize the dark side of MIA Hunter religion and not keep these Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid realities hidden from the conscious mind Only then can we move beyond the ego to the transpersonalto love Most of Magic and Mayhem religion is fueled by fear not love the church is like a swimming pool Most of the noise comes from the shallow end Spong believes that most of Good bye religion is The Black Seminoles History of a Freedom Seeking People really a projection of our own psychopathology But there is good news After these elements are Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original recognized we can move beyond Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization religion which is the only place God can Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original really be found

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review Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Drawing on a lifetime of wisdom New York Times bestselling author and controversial religious leader John Shelby Spong con. For all you Spong fans who were beginning to grow frustrated at his vagueness this book tackles an important subject head on What are liberal Christians at least those in the Spong mold supposed to make of the Bible s promise of eternal lifeWe needn t depend upon the supernatural in order to grasp eternal life for all life is deeply linked Spong uotes Einstein s provocative claim to explain I feel myself so much a part of everything living that I am not the least concerned with the beginning or ending of the concrete existence of any one person in this eternal flow Spong wants us to embrace infinity to transcend time But he hopes for us to discover the eternal in a very practical way Eternity is within us it is what it means to be humanSpong writes The power of love flows through all forms of life but it ceases to be instinctual and comes to self consciousness only in human beings That power of love is also part of who God is for me This means that the deeply I am able to love the God becomes a part of me This is why no religion can in the last analysis ever really be about proper beliefs and proper practices Religion has to be about the enhancement of life through love You ve probably heard this before if you re a Spong fan but it doesn t hurt to be reminded Love is after all the key to finding life eternalBut what about reward Spong is uite happy to rid religion of both heaven and hell having never been a fan of either The fact is that if you and I live our lives motivated by our desire to gain paradise or to avoid eternal punishment then we have not escaped the basic self centeredness of life that is so natural to survival oriented self conscious creatures In other words eternal reward only gets in the way of the true Christian messageUplifting and timely this is a book worth reading twice I have


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    (PDF/EPUB) [Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell] º John Shelby Spong Spong calls the format of this book a spiritual autobiography He infuses his own experience with non personal observations about life

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell] º John Shelby Spong I should really give ETERNAL LIFE A NEW VISION 2 stars but because it majorly enlightens me at this moment in life I give it 4Now this is the first of Bishop Spong's that I've ever read and I can sense that it's definitely not his best and that he's probably expressed most of these ideas in his bajillion other works But ETERNAL LIFE is a great introduction to him because it's an easy to read interesting synthesis a spiritual autobiography

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell] º John Shelby Spong While the book tends to bog down early on and Spong recounts at some length the development of human life and consciousness from the big bang on perhaps my perception was colored by the fact that I have heard that story so many times before the book definitely turns a corner at about the halfway point and still earns five stars fr

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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Eternal Life A New Vision Beyond Religion Beyond Theism Beyond Heaven and Hell
  • John Shelby Spong
  • English
  • 28 November 2018
  • 9780060778422