By John Shelby Spong

Using ways from the Hebrew interpretive culture to figure the particular occasions surrounging Jesus' demise, Bishop Spong questions the hitorical validity of literal narrative involved the Ressurection. He asserts that the resurrection tale was once born in an event that opened the disciples' eyes to the truth of God and the which means of Jesus of Nazareth. Spong lines the Christian origins of anti-Semitism to the Church's fabrication of the last word Jewish scapegoat, Judas Iscariot. He affirms the inclusiveness of the Christian message and emphasizes the need of mutual integrity and recognize between Christians and Jews.

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