John Shelby Spong

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The Right Reverend

John Shelby Spong

D.D., L.H.D.
Bishop Emeritus of Newark
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Spong in 2006
ChurchEpiscopal Church
ProvinceProvince 2
In office1979–2000
PredecessorGeorge Rath
SuccessorJohn P. Croneberger
OrdinationDecember 1955
by Edwin A. Penick
ConsecrationJune 12, 1976
by John Allin
Personal details
Born (1931-06-16) June 16, 1931 (age 90)
Charlotte, North Carolina
ParentsJohn Shelby Spong & Doolie Boyce Griffith
SpouseJoan Lydia Ketner (m. 1952, d. 1988)
Christine Mary Bridger (m. 1990)
Previous postCoadjutor Bishop of Newark (1976-1979)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Virginia Theological Seminary

John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark, New Jersey. He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author.[1]

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  1. Interview. ABC Radio Australia, June 17, 2001

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