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Borg, Marcus J.

Overview
Works: 197 works in 562 publications in 10 languages and 19,956 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  History  Popular works  Controversial literature  Chronologies  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Christian fiction  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BT303.2, 232
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Publications about Marcus J Borg
Publications by Marcus J Borg
Publications by Marcus J Borg, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Marcus J Borg
Meeting Jesus again for the first time : the historical Jesus & the heart of contemporary faith by Marcus J Borg( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,536 libraries worldwide
Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith. Now, in <Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, </ 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. "Believing in Jesus does not mean believing doctrines about him," Borg writes. "Rather, it means to give one's heart, one's self at its deepest level, to ... the living Lord." 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."
The meaning of Jesus : two visions by Marcus J Borg( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
Two theological scholars debate the historical basis of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and discuss their divergent views on such major issues of Christianity as the Immaculate Conception, the divinity of Jesus, and the Resurrection
The last week : the day-by-day account of Jesus's final week in Jerusalem by Marcus J Borg( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
As scholars Borg and Crossan reacted to questions about the blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events leading up to the Crucifixion. Here they present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. 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, giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor.--From publisher description
Jesus, a new vision : spirit, culture, and the life of discipleship by Marcus J Borg( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
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 interested inquirers; to make a serious scholarly case for a particular image of the historical Jesus that is considerably at variance with the dominant scholarly image
The heart of Christianity : rediscovering a life of faith by Marcus J Borg( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
Discusses the key concepts and values of the Christian faith, exploring how prayer, partaking of the sacraments, and raising Christian children can be life-affirming practices
Reading the Bible again for the first time : taking the Bible seriously but not literally by Marcus J Borg( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
Urges readers to embrace both science and faith, using Old and New Testament texts to show how this is possible, and explaining how such stories serve as a vital teaching tool for exploring one's relationship with God and Jesus
The first Paul : reclaiming the radical visionary behind the Church's conservative icon by Marcus J Borg( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 941 libraries worldwide
The authors show how the apostle was slowly but steadily "deradicalized" to fit Roman social norms in regards to slavery, patriarchy, and patronage. In truth, Paul was an appealing apostle of Jesus whose vision of life "in Christ"--one of his favored phrases--is remarkably faithful to the message of Jesus himself
Evolution of the Word : the New Testament in the order the books were written by Marcus J Borg( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the New Testament chronologically through each book of the Bible, detailing how the core values of Christianity took shape and developed over time
Jesus and Buddha : the parallel sayings by Marcus J Borg( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 858 libraries worldwide
Are there universal truths to guide us through life? If we compare the sayyings of Jesus and Budda, the answer is a heartfelt yes. Both provide the same advice on loving, living a full life, and experiennncing the sacred. One came from the West, the other from the East; and they created two distinctly different religions
Jesus : uncovering the life, teachings, and relevance of a religious revolutionary by Marcus J Borg( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
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
The lost gospel Q : the original sayings of Jesus ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Years, no copy of this Gospel has ever been found. But for the past one hundred and fifty years, historians and theologians around the world have been rediscovering the fragments. Working like archaeologists, they have dug through the many layers of the New Testament to finally uncover the original Gospel upon which key elements of the Bible are based
Jesus in contemporary scholarship by Marcus J Borg( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 742 libraries worldwide
The first Christmas : what the Gospels really teach about Jesus's birth by Marcus J Borg( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 671 libraries worldwide
In The First ChristmasThe Last Week, here they explore the beginning of the life of Christ, 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. 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. They successfully show that the Christmas story, read in its original context, is far richer and more challenging than people imagine
Jesus at 2000 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Korean and held by 598 libraries worldwide
"On February 9 and 10, 1996, six internationally known Jesus scholars participated in the first national symposium to commemorate the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Talking about the historical, religious, and cultural significance of Jesus, these scholars drew mass media attention and inspired a phenomenally successful follow-up discussion group on the Internet. Jesus at 2000 makes the symposium available to those seeking an introduction to the controversial historical study of Jesus and Christian origins and to those wishing to examine the intricacies of this New Testament scholarship more carefully." "In addition to the papers presented by Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Huston Smith, Harvey Cox, Karen Jo Torjesen, and Alan F. Segal, this book includes questions from the symposium as well as a concluding chapter introducing the historical study of Jesus and Christian origins to the newly curious. Readers will appreciate the wide range of perspectives offered, from historical Jesus scholarship to Jewish studies, early Christian history, world religions, and religion and culture. Written for a general audience, the book will be useful in both academic and church settings for those wanting to know what the academy is saying about Jesus."--Jacket
Speaking Christian : why Christian words have lost their meaning and power-- and how they can be restored by Marcus J Borg( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Asserts that a failure to understand Christian words and phrases has led to the religion losing much of its meaning, and offers a path back to a true understanding of Christianity
The search for Jesus : modern scholarship looks at the Gospels : symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, September 11, 1993 by Stephen Patterson( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
What does research on the historical Jesus have to do with Christian faith? What does the term "Son of Man" mean? Have scholars been looking for the wrong Jesus? What is the evidence for Jesus' existence outside the Bible? These are just some of the issues discussed by several of today's most famous experts in the debates raging about the historical Jesus--who he was, what he said and what he is telling us. - Publisher
Conflict, holiness & politics in the teachings of Jesus by Marcus J Borg( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Putting away childish things : a tale of modern faith by Marcus J Borg( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Kate is offered a visiting professor job at a prestigious seminary that employs the professor she had an affair with years ago. Students ask her views on Jesus, the Bible, and homosexuality, which leads to a parents' campaign for the school to get rid of her
God at 2000 ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Conflict, holiness, and politics in the teachings of Jesus by Marcus J Borg( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Borg, Marcus
Borg, Marcus 1942-
Borg, Marcus 1942-2015
Borg, Marcus Joel 1942-2015
Marcus Borg Amerikaans schrijver (1942-2015)
Marcus Borg amerikansk författare
Marcus Borg amerikansk skribent
Marcus Borg biblista e scrittore statunitense
마커스 보그
보그, 마르쿠스
보그, 마커스
보그, 마커스 J
ボーグ, M. J.
ボーグ, マーカス
ボーグ, マーカス・J
Languages
English (260)
Japanese (9)
Korean (8)
Dutch (7)
French (3)
Chinese (3)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
Russian (2)
Indonesian (1)
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