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Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality (Paperback)

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Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships.

About the Author


John Shelby Spong the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement in 2000, has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at more than 500 other universities all over the world. His books, which have sold well over a million copies, include The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Resurrection: Myth or Reality?; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. He writes a weekly column on the web that reaches thousands of people all overthe world. To join his online audience, go to www.JohnShelbySpong.com. He lives with his wife, Christine, in New Jersey.

Praise For…


“Probably the most radical pronouncement on sex ever issued by a bishop.”
-Time magazine

“John Shelby Spong…is a brave churchman. He has the guts to tell it like it is.”
-National Catholic Reporter

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060675073
ISBN-10: 0060675071
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: February 2nd, 1990
Pages: 256
Language: English