Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time
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...
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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 creed
'In this small but eloquent and learned book, Borg' directs his readers, especially those who have found no meaningful image of Jesus, away from confessed doctrines about Jesus (what the gospels and the churches say about Him) and toward a relationship with the Spirit of God.'Publishers Weekly
Marcus J. Borg (D.Phil, University of Oxford) is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, Emeritus, at Oregon State University, Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, and Jesus.