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John Shelby Spong

American bishop

1931   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Yale Divinity School
occupation: priest, theologian, philosopher, writer
position held: bishop
influenced by: Honest to God

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000, he was the Bishop of Newark, New Jersey. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author, he calls for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines.
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