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The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith, The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem, Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored, The Meaning of Jesus, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith, Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary, Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings, The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Churchs Conservative Icon, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally
Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith Now in em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ one that is critical and at the same time sustaining br br Drawing on his own journey from a na ve unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life one not rooted in creed or dogma but in a life of spiritual challenge compassion and community br br In straightforward accessible prose Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith bringing alive the many levels of Jesus s character spirit person teacher of alternative wisdom social prophet and movement founder He also reexamines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith, In em The Heart of Christianity em world renowned Jesus scholar and author of the bestseller em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life faith being born again the kingdom of God the gospel of love are as vitally important today as they have always been even during this time of conflict and change in the church br br Borg wants to show us as today s thinking Christians how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs Being born again for example has nothing to do with fundamentalism but is a call to radical personal transformation Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one s heart to God and to others Above all else Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense, How to have faith or even think about God without having to stifle modern rational thought is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today Marcus J Borg author of the bestselling em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em traces his personal spiritual journey to the discovery of an authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God In a compelling readable way he leads us from the distant authoritarian God of our childhood to an equally powerful dynamic adult image of God the beyond in our midst the life spirit that is within us and all around us that reconciles faith with science history critical thinking and religious pluralism, Was Jesus born of a virgin Did he know he was the Messiah Was he bodily resurrected from the dead Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind Was Jesus God br br In The Meaning of Jesus two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views go right to the heart of these questions and others presenting the opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith today br br In alternating chapters Marcus Borg the most popular revisionist voice on Jesus and a member of the Jesus Seminar and N T Wright the most prominent standard bearer for the traditional stance and an outspoken critic of the Jesus Seminar present their views of who Jesus was what he taught and what he did br br Candid spirited and thoughtfully debated this compelling discourse will stimulate fresh ideas and intense dialogue among anyone concerned with what it means to be a Christian today