By John Shelby Spong

From the bestselling writer of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: John Shelby Spong's unique groundbreaking vintage, now newly revised, unearths the Jesus "behind the language of fantasy, magic, and superstition."

"In this examine i discovered a Lord, a middle for my being. at the back of the supernatural framework of the 1st century... i found a lifestyles i wished to understand; a existence that possessed an influence i needed to own; a freedom, a wholeness for which I had yearned for years."

Illuminating the "figure who stands on the middle of all of the Christian Church is," John Shelby Spong explores Jesus less than the sunshine of the Hebrew culture into which he used to be born. Candid, own, and soundly argued, this can be Spong's non secular and highbrow pilgrimage to the Christ he found in Jesus of Nazareth.

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Ob und wann solch ein „christlich-islamisches Zeitalter“ zu Ende ging, wie seine Etappen aussahen, darüber lohnt es sich nachzudenken. Festhalten will ich, dass auch eine erhellende Wirkung eintritt, wenn der Begriff „romanisch“, der seinerseits der Feder eines französischen Kulturamateurs des 19. Jahrhunderts entstammt, durch „antiislamisch“ ersetzt wird. Dass Antisemitismus-Forschung nur sporadisch und ausnahmsweise auf „Antiislamisches“ stieß, macht das Ausmaß deutlich, in dem die Geschichtsschreibung revisionsbedürftig ist.

Wie bedeutend die ottonisch/byzantinische Vormacht des Kaisers gegenüber dem Papst für eine politische Legitimation neuer Bilder war, machte Grabar deutlich, als er eine ottonische Auferstehung als erste bekannte Darstellung der Auferstehung deutet. Die brach mit dem Gesetz, dass nur ins Bild kommen durfte, was menschliche Augen gesehen hatten. Die ottonische Auferstehung zeichnet nun aber – was die leidenden Atlanten im Bild verdeutlichen – nicht eine theologische korrekte Überwindung des Todes, sondern feierte schlicht den Sieg des „wieder aufer- Die älteste Karikatur Muhammads 53 radikalstem und nachhaltigstem Antiislamismus zusammen geht.

Jahrhundert für Byzanz die Schlachten, wie einst Astarte oder Athene, sie führte die Byzantiner auch gegen die Perser zum Sieg. Auch der nordspanischen Reconquista hat sie in Covadonga, noch vor der Erfindung des apostolischen Jakobs des Maurentöters, im antiislamischen Kampf beigestanden. Jakob hat die Kriegsgöttin Maria später ersetzt, um dann im Zuge der französischen Kreuzzüge von Cluny der Himmelsgöttin wieder weichen zu müssen. Maria hat den ersten Kreuzzug so wie den Sieg über die Türken in Lepanto angeführt.

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