Re: [XTalk] Spong?
- on 9/27/00 2:49 PM, Bob Schacht at r_schacht@... wrote:
> So here's my question: Which is the best book of Spong's to read (from theI've read Liberating the Gospels" which is his popularisation of Goulder's
> perspective of the interests and purposes of this list)?
lectionary theory. Spong can be extraordinarily repetitive and his main
motive seems to be political correctness. He states without arguing or
examining his hypotheses and at the beginning of the book I seem to remember
a basic mistake in which Jairus is described as a gentile! The introduction
is very sentimental: he describes his relationship with Michael Goulder and
how he hopes that he can lure Goulder back into the faith with this book.
It's quite unreliable and irritating, but Goulder's own writings on the
subject are difficult to find. So I might even recommend this book, as long
as you're prepared to check his every statement.