At head of title: A New Reformation of the Church's Faith and Practice".
"[By] John Shelby Spong".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Preface dated Newark, 1998 / John Shelby Spong -- On Saying the Christian Creed with Honesty -- The Meaning of Exile and How We Got There -- In Search of God: Is Atheism the Only Alternative to Theism ? -- Beyond Theism to New God Images -- Discovering Anew the Jesus of the New Testament -- Jesus as Rescuer: An Image That Has to Go -- The Christ as Spirit Person -- What Think Ye of Christ ? Where the Human Enters the Divine -- The Meaning of Prayer in a World with No External Deity -- A New Basis for Ethics in a New Age -- The Emerging Church: Reading the Signs Present Today -- The Future Church: A Speculative Dream -- Eternal Life Apart from Heaven and Hell -- A Final Word -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.