Drawing on his own journey from a naïve, but in a life of spiritual challenge, 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, unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith, compassion, and community.
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith #ad - In straightforward, accessible prose, teacher of alternative wisdom, social prophet, bringing alive the many levels of Jesus's character: spirit person, Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith, and movement founder. Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith.
Great product! 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.
Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not LiterallyHarperSanFrancisco #ad - Many christians mistakenly believe that their only choice is either to reconcile themselves to a fundamentalist reading of scripture a "literal-factual" approach or to simply reject the Bible as something that could bring meaning and value into their lives. HarperOne. This unique book invites every reader—whatever his or her religious background—to engage the Bible, to wrestle with its meaning, to explore its mysteries, and to understand its relevance.
In reading the bible again for the first time, marcus borg shows how instead we can freshly appreciate all the essential elements of the Old and New Testaments—from Genesis to Revelation—in a way that can open up a new world of intelligent faith. In reading the bible again for the first time, Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile a scientific and critical way of thinking with our deepest spiritual needs, leading to an insightful experience of ancient text.
Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally #ad - Reading the bible again for the first time shows us how to encounter the Bible in a fresh, new way that rejects the limits of simple literalism and opens up the rich possibility of living a life of authentic faith.
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of FaithHarperOne #ad - 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. HarperOne. Above all else, borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense. HarperOne. Being born again, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation.
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith #ad - In the heart of christianity, the kingdom of god, world-renowned jesus scholar and author of the bestseller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life—faith, the gospel of love—are as vitally important today as they have always been, being born again, even during this time of conflict and change in the church.
Borg wants to show us, as today's thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. And living the true christian way is essentially about opening one's heart—to God, and to others.
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters MostHarperOne #ad - HarperOne. Throughout, he reflects on what matters most, bringing to earth the kingdom of God Jesus talked about and transforming our relationships with one another. Rich in wisdom and insight, Convictions is sure to become a classic of contemporary Christianity. The result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today.
With each chapter embodying a distinct conviction, borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us and guide us, such as: God is real and a mystery; salvation is more about this life than an afterlife; the Bible can be true without being literally true; Jesus's death on the cross matters—but not because he paid for our sins; God is passionate about justice and the poor; and to love God is to love like God.
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most #ad - Borg calls all american Christians to reject divisiveness and exclusivity and create communities that celebrate joy, possibility, and renewal. Borg shares how he formed his bedrock religious beliefs, contending that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation and so shows how we can return to what really matters most.
HarperOne. HarperOne. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, the renowned scholar Marcus J.
The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion To A More Authenthic Contemporary FaithHarperOne #ad - He opens a practical discussion about how to base a relationship with the divine both immanent and transcendant, here and now, always and everywhere. Arguing that the authentic judeo–Christian tradition is that God's being includes the whole world, Borg persuasively shows how this understanding accounts for the whole variety of human religious experience.
Borg shows how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in delusion–misinterpretation of biblical texts and of God's true nature–––and challenges readers to a new way of thinking about God. HarperOne. He leads readers from the all–powerful and authoritarian God of his and their childhood and traditional faith to an equally powerful but dynamic image of God that is relevant to contemporary seekers and more biblical and spiritually authentic.
HarperOne. In providing a much––author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time––needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God, Borg–traces his personal journey. HarperOne. How to have faith–how to even think about God–––without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing contemporary religion.
The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion To A More Authenthic Contemporary Faith #ad - Ultimately, he introduces readers to a way of thinking about God who is "right here" all around them, rather than distant and remote. Answering the many "spiritual" questions left unaddressed by such popular historical bestsellers as A History of God and God: A Biography, renowned author Marcus Borg reveals how to embrace an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking and religious pluralism.
The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in JerusalemHarperOne #ad - Top jesus scholars Marcus J. HarperOne. The jesus introduced by borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings. In this vein, at the end of the week Jesus marches up Calvary, offering himself as a model for others to do the same when they are confronted by similar issues.
HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. Informed, we not only meet the historical Jesus, and inspired, challenged, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem.
The last week depicts jesus giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor. Using the gospel of mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength.
The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Final Days in Jerusalem #ad - Borg and john dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. As both authors reacted to and responded to questions about Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events during the week leading up to Jesus's crucifixion.
Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first CenturyHarperOne #ad - HarperOne. HarperOne. Yet borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God. A leading scholar of the historical jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration—a new way of seeing and living the Christian life—for believers, students, and lay readers.
HarperOne. HarperOne. Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being.
Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century #ad - Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, including many never before published works, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century.
Provocative and uplifting, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time.
In his acclaimed books, and convictions, the Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus J.
The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church's Conservative IconHarperOne #ad - HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. For the first time continuing in the tradition of the last week and the First Christmas, world-renowned New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan use the best of biblical and historical scholarship to expose the church's conspiracy to silence Jesus's most faithful disciple, the apostle Paul.
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Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power_And How They Can Be RestoredHarperOne #ad - T. In speaking christian, acclaimed bible scholar marcus borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, argues that the very language Christians use has become dangerously distilled, distorted, and disconnected from the beliefs which once underpinned it. Stating a case that will resonate with readers of N.
Wright’s simply christian, power, borg calls for a radical change to the language we use to invoke our beliefs—the only remedy that will allow the Church's words to once again ring with truth, and hope. HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne. HarperOne.
The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's BirthHarperOne #ad - HarperOne. As they did for easter in their previous book, here they explore the beginning of the life of Christ, The Last Week, peeling away the sentimentalism that has built up over the last two thousand years around this most well known of all stories to reveal the truth of what the gospels actually say.
HarperOne. They successfully show that the Christmas story, read in its original context, is far richer and more challenging than people imagine. HarperOne. Borg and john dominic crossan, join forces to show how history has biased our reading of the nativity story as it appears in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth #ad - In the first christmas, two of today's top Jesus scholars, Marcus J. HarperOne. Borg and crossan help us to see this well-known narrative afresh by answering the question, "What do these stories mean? " in the context of both the first century and the twenty-first century. HarperOne.
Jesus: The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious RevolutionaryHarperOne #ad - Borg takes into account all the recent developments in historical Jesus scholarship, as well as new theories on who Jesus was and how the Gospels reflect that. He shows how the Gospel portraits of Jesus, historically seen, make sense. The original version of this book was published well before popular fascination with the historical Jesus.
Jesus: The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary #ad - Fully revised and updated, this is Borg's major book on the historial Jesus. HarperOne. Now this new version takes advantage of all the research that has gone on since the 80s. HarperOne. The revisions establish it as Borg's big but popular book on Jesus. HarperOne. From top jesus expert marcus borg, a completely updated and revised version of his vision of Jesus—as charismatic healer, sage, and prophet, a man living in the power of the spirit and dedicated to radical social change.