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Title:Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Marcus J. Borg
Publisher:HarperOne
ISBN:0060609176
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:160
Category:Religion, Non fiction, Spirituality, Theology, Christianity, Faith

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith by Marcus J. Borg

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith Now in em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em 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 .

Drawing on his own journey from a na ve 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 creed 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 s 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

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