First Impressions #74: John Shelby Spong On Biblical Literalism as a “Gentile Heresy”

Spong - Biblical Literalism
John Shelby Spong, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, HarperOne, 2016, 416 pp., $26.99.

A close reading of Matthew’s gospel reveals that a literal understanding of Jesus’s story obscures its deep Jewish roots. John Shelby Spong joins Art Remillard to discuss his new book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy. Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000, and he is the author of several books to include Why Christianity Must Change or Die and his autobiography Here I Stand.