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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Borg, Marcus J.
Meeting Jesus again for the first time.
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994
|Named Person:||Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcus J Borg
|ISBN:||0060609168 9780060609160 0060609176 9780060609177|
|Description:||ix, 150 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Meeting Jesus again --
What manner of man? The pre-EasterJesus --
Jesus, compassion, and politics --
Jesus and wisdom: teacher of alternate wisdom --
Jesus, the wisdom of God: Sophia become flesh --
Images of Jesus and images of the Christian life.
|Responsibility:||Marcus J. Borg.|
That is critical and, at the same time, sustaining. Drawing on his own journey from a naive, 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 creeds or dogma, but in a life of spiritual challenge, compassion, and community. 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' 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. For questioning believers, doubters, and reluctant.
Unbelievers alike, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time frees our understanding of Jesus' life and message from popular misconceptions and outlines the way to a sound and contemporary faith: "For ultimately, Jesus is not simply a figure of the past, but a figure of the present. Meeting that Jesus - the living one who comes to us even now - will be like meeting Jesus again for the first time."
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