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The mystical way in the fourth Gospel

crossing over into God

by Louis William Countryman

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Published by Fortress Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. N.T. John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc

  • Edition Notes

    StatementL. William Countryman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS2615.2 .C69 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 148 p. ;
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2740935M
    ISBN 100800619498
    LC Control Number86045913

    This new book takes liberties with the scriptures in order to explore them with new seriousness and argues with both God and scripture freely in the process. His poetic style takes its cue from the biblical poetry of the Psalms, Job, and the Song of Solomon, but . The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic (English Edition) eBook: Spong, John Shelby: : Tienda Kindle/5().

    "In his 24th book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, the always provocative Bishop John Shelby Spong takes on the Gospel of John, opening new windows of insight and challenging the ways the fourth gospel has usually been understood."--Publishers Weekly "Leave it to Bishop Spong to uncover a message of universal hope that is deeply rooted in Jewish mysticism/5(). Other Texts: The Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel: Crossing Over into God, by L. William Countryman. Draft text of the homily, please do not cite without permission. In our Sunday lectionary readings, we never get a consistent run of the Gospel according to John.

      The secret revelation contained in this unusual video cannot be found anywhere else (including the Internet) except in this special video. This video .   The Fourth Gospel calls on the faithful to believe that Jesus achieved ‘the mystical oneness with the God who is the source of life.’” (Publishers Weekly) “In his 24th book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, the always provocative Bishop John Shelby Spong takes on the Gospel of John, opening new windows of insight and /5().


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He demonstrates this argument through a fresh and readable translation of the Fourth Gospel, offering a new way of reading John that has direct relevance to Christian life chapters in the book follow the progress of the would-be mystic from initial conversion through baptism and Eucharist to Cited by: The book was not written as an argument to convince others to live the Christian Way in a certain manner, but as an introduction to those prayerful considerations, yet mostly as a clearly composed and interestingly presented text about the Fourth Gospel/5.

The Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The mystical way in the fourth Gospel book is a sustained literary-critical reading /5(13). Buy a cheap copy of The Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel: book by L. William Countryman. Here is a sustained literary-critical reading of John's Gospel in terms of mystical theology.

Arguing that John is guiding, perhaps at times impelling, the reader Free shipping over $Cited by: He demonstrates this argument through a fresh and readable translation of the Fourth Gospel, offering a new way of reading John that has direct relevance to Christian life today.

The chapters in the book follow the progress of the would-be mystic from initial conversion through baptism and Eucharist to. Excellent book about John's Gospel; englightenment and the mystical way Enlightenment in Christ, a mystical sense of the cosmos, an exegesis of the Fourth Gospel (John's) are all some of the things that make this book by L.

William Countryman a useful and imaginative text of the Bible. Finally this book will challenge the way the Fourth Gospel has been used in Christian history as the guarantor of what came to be called Christian orthodoxy or creedal Christianity. The Council of Nicea in C.E. leaned on the Fourth Gospel as literal history in order to formulate the creeds and ultimately to undergird such doctrines as the.

The Right Reverend John Shelby Sponge has shown himself to be, once again, both a lunatic and a ravening wolf in this remarkable book of his entitled "The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic." To begin, I stopped reading his book on page 80 as he is trying to persuade us (unsuccessfully) that Our Lord's mother was nothing but a literary creation invented for the purpose of telling the /5.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Countryman, Louis William, Mystical way in the fourth Gospel.

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Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. He demonstrates this argument through a fresh and readable translation of the Fourth Gospel, offering a new way of reading John that has direct relevance to Christian life chapters in the book follow the progress of the would-be mystic from initial conversion through baptism and Eucharist to mystical enlightenment.

I must admit, however, that I am truly excited about recommending John Shelby Spong’s newest book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. At times this book feels more like a detective novel than a scholarly work. Spong starts with his desire to figure out how the unusual book came to be, who was the author and why was it written.

Rescuing John's Gospel from Its Creedal Captivity. John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and popular proponent of a modern, scholarly, and authentic Christianity, argues that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literacy, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus' life /5(3).

I am really excited to be reviewing John Shelby Spong’s twenty fourth book called “The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic”, published in It is a fascinating and fresh interpretation of John’s Gospel the way no one has imagined it for years.

The Fourth Gospel calls on the faithful to believe that Jesus achieved 'the mystical oneness with the God who is the source of life.'"-- Publishers Weekly "In his 24th book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, the always provocative Bishop John Shelby Spong takes on the Gospel of John, opening new windows of insight and challenging the /5().

An intriguing and enlightening interpretation of the fourth gospel. John A. Sanford, a Jungian analyst and author of 16 books, has written an intriguing and enlightening book called Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of astutely calls the fourth gospel "a treasure-house of psychological and spiritual insight.".

Bill Countryman, in his book “The Mystical Way in the Fourth Gospel” argues that John’s narrative—the whole point and direction of the narrative— is a mystical path. A kind of map of Christian experience from conversion, through baptism, receiving the Eucharist, and on to mystical experience and union.

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The Fourth Gospel Problem - part of a huge collection of works by G.R.S. Mead, including over a dozen complete books available online. Part of the Gnosis Archives, a comprehensive collection of materials dealing with Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern. The site includes the Gnostic Library, with the complete Nag Hammadi Library and a large collection of other primary Gnostic.

Bestselling and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong reveals the subversive, mystical wisdom of the writer of the Gospel of John and how his teachings point us forward in the twenty-first century In The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, Spong turns his attention to the Gospel of John, the fourth Gospel in the Bible.

The Gospel of John is the fourth of the canonical gospels. Like the other gospels it is anonymous, although it identifies an unnamed "disciple whom Jesus loved" as the source of its reached its final form around AD 90–, most likely within a "Johannine community", but the reconstruction of this community, and therefore the social, religious and historical context of the.

There is yet another new way in which John is describing the Mystical Psalms Ladder in the Fourth Gospel. Some years ago I saw that John’s Gospel is secretly constructing the Mystical Psalms Ladder before our eyes (the third part of this brief essay will .The Gospel is a late-first-century mystical work, allegorically telling the history of the Johannine Community and the development of the Jesus movement, and it was never meant to be read like a history book.

I can't go quite that far, yet it's fascinating to read the Gospel as a mystical lesson book/5(3).