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Jesus

Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of A Religious Revolutionary
Borg, Marcus J. (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Almost two thousand years after his death, Jesus continues to be front-page news in the United States. Yet American Christians are deeply divided about what it means to follow him. Bible scholar Borg takes us on a journey to discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. Borg argues that how we see Jesus affects how we see Christianity and reveals a new way of seeing--a new perspective that can overcome the differences between the literalists and progressives, a path that emphasizes following "the way" of Jesus, the original name of the Jesus movement. Jesus remains the decisive revelation of God, but we now encounter him as both a reality and a role model centered in God, focused on both personal and political transformation, emphasizing practices rather than beliefs, and exemplifying a faith characterized by deep commitment and gentle certitude.--From publisher description.
Authors: Borg, Marcus J.
Title: Jesus
uncovering the life, teachings, and relevance of a religious revolutionary
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: viii, 343 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Jesus today : telling his story
The Gospels : memory and testimony
The Gospels : memory, metaphor, and method
The shaping of Jesus : Jewish tradition in an imperial world
The shaping of Jesus : his experience of God
The big picture : the synoptic profile of Jesus
God : God's character and passion
Wisdom : the broad way and the narrow way
Resistance : the Kingdom and the domination system
Executed by Rome, vindicated by God
Jesus and American Christianity today
Summary: Almost two thousand years after his death, Jesus continues to be front-page news in the United States. Yet American Christians are deeply divided about what it means to follow him. Bible scholar Borg takes us on a journey to discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. Borg argues that how we see Jesus affects how we see Christianity and reveals a new way of seeing--a new perspective that can overcome the differences between the literalists and progressives, a path that emphasizes following "the way" of Jesus, the original name of the Jesus movement. Jesus remains the decisive revelation of God, but we now encounter him as both a reality and a role model centered in God, focused on both personal and political transformation, emphasizing practices rather than beliefs, and exemplifying a faith characterized by deep commitment and gentle certitude.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 0060594454
9780060594459
Statement of Responsibility: Marcus J. Borg
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Jesus Christ Person and offices Jesus Christ Historicity Jesus Christ Teachings Jesus Christ Significance
LCCN: 2006047247
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Oct 20, 2010
  • NeverAgain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Typical Marcus Borg... probably his life's opus... excellent.

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