John Shelby Spong

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The Right Reverend John Shelby Spong
Bishop Emeritus of Newark
Spong in 2006
ChurchThe Episcopal Church
ProvinceProvince 2
DioceseNewark
In Office1979–2000
PredecessorGeorge E. Rath
SuccessorJohn P. Croneberger
Orders
Ordination1955
ConsecrationJune 12, 1976
Personal details
Born (1931-06-16) June 16, 1931 (age 88)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
SpouseChristine Mary Spong
Children5
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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