John Shelby Spong

Retired American Bishop of the Episcopal Church

John Shelby Spong is the author of more than twenty books that have sold over a million copies. He was an Episcopal bishop for more than 24 years. During his career he has lectured at more than four hundred colleges and universities around the world including Cambridge and Harvard. In 2010, his portrait was commissioned to hang in the Hall of Honor at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta with other civil rights movement leaders for his work as a champion of justice. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Christine, who also serves as his editor and manager of his career. Visit him online at

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