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Title:Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored
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Author:Marcus J. Borg
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Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored by Marcus J. Borg

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored Modern Christians are steeped in a language so distorted that it has become a stumbling block to the religion says internationally renowned Bible scholar Marcus J Borg Borg argues that Christianity s important words and the sacred texts and stories in which those words are embedded have been narrowed by a modern framework for the faith that emphasizes sin forgiveness Jesus dying for our sins and the afterlife Here Borg employs the historical metaphorical method for understanding Christian language that can restore for us these words of power and transformation For example .

i Redemption i now narrowly understood as Jesus saving us from sins so we can go to heaven but in the Bible it refers to being set free from slavery .

i Savior i now refers to Jesus as the one who saves us from our sins but in the Bible it has a rich and wonderful variety of meanings having nothing to do with the afterlife .

i Sacrifice i now refers to Jesus s death on the cross as payment for our sins but in the Bible it is never about substitutionary payment for sin .

In i Speaking Christian i Borg delivers a language for twenty first century Christians that grounds the faith in its deep and rich original roots and allows it once again to transform our lives

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