The Fourth Gospel

The Fourth Gospel

Tales of a Jewish Mystic

By John Shelby Spong

HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780062011305, 342pp.

Publication Date: June 2013

The bestselling and controversial bishop reveals the subversive, mystical teachings of the writer of the Gospel of John and how his teachings are more relevant now, in the post-Christian world, than ever before.

About the Author
John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal (Anglican) bishop of Newark for twenty-four years. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Drew, the University of the Pacific, and the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. Selling over a million copies, his books include The Sins of Scripture, Eternal Life: A New Vision, Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Morris Plains, New Jersey.