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Jesus, a new vision : spirit, culture, and the life of discipleship

Author: Marcus J Borg
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harpercollins papercover edView all editions and formats
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This book attempts in a scholarly and nondogmatic way to say, "This is what the historical Jesus was like, this is what he taught, and this is what his mission was about." It seeks, in short, to sketch a portrait of what Jesus was like as a figure of history before his death. A twofold purpose: to present a synthesis of modern Jesus scholarship that is accessible to the general reader, whether Christian or among the  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus J Borg
ISBN: 0060608145 9780060608149
OCLC Number: 23287880
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1987.
Description: 216 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : clearing the ground : two images of Jesus --
pt. I. Jesus and the Spirit. The context : the Spirit-filled heart of Judaism ; The Spirit-filled experience of Jesus ; The power of the Spirit : the mighty deeds of Jesus --
pt. II. Jesus and culture. The social world of Jesus ; Jesus as sage : challenge to conventional wisdom ; Jesus as revitalization movement founder ; Jesus as prophet : social world in crisis ; Jesus as challenge : Jerusalem and death --
Conclusion : the new vision of Jesus : His significance for our time.
Responsibility: Marcus J. Borg.

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Presents a synthesis of modern Jesus scholarship. The author shows that not only is Jesus a witness to the reality of spirit as an element of experience, but his passionate involvement in the culture  Read more...

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