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John Shelby Spong

American bishop

1931   -   2021

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Virginia Theological Seminary
occupation: priest, theologian, philosopher, writer
position held: bishop
influenced by: Honest to God

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021) was an American 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 called for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines.
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