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Reading the Bible Again For the First Time

Hardback|Oct 2001
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Leading biblical expert Marcus Borg demonstrates how the stories in the Bible are not so much historical reports as vital teaching aids that explain and teach human beings important ideas about their relationship with God and Jesus.


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Leading biblical expert Marcus Borg demonstrates how the stories in the Bible are not so much historical reports as vital teaching aids that explain and teach human beings important ideas about their relationship with God and Jesus.
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One of the vital challenges facing thoughtful people today is how to read the Bible faithfully without abandoning our sense of truth and history. "Reading the Bible Again for the First Time" provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives. Answering this modern dilemma, acclaimed author Marcus Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile the Bible with both a scientific and critical way of thinking and our deepest spiritual needs, leading to a contemporary yet grounded experience of the sacred texts.^This seminal book shows you how to read the Bible as it should be examined -- in an approach the author calls "historical-metaphorical." Borg explores what the Scriptures meant to the ancient communities that produced and lived by them. He then helps us to discover the meaning of these stories, providing the knowledge and perspective to make the wisdom of the Bible an essential part of our modern lives. The author argues that the conventional way of seeing the Bible's origin, authority, and interpretation has become unpersuasive to millions of people in our time, and that we need a fresh way of encountering the Bible that takes the texts seriously but not literally, even as it takes seriously who we have become.^Borg traces his pers
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Growing numbers of Christians both inside and outside the organized church are unwilling to abandon the modern world of science and critical thinking in order to believe, and are searching for an enlightened, modern way to understand their faith and the Bible. Leading biblical expert Marcus Borg offers them a bold new understanding of scripture that respects both tradition and reality. Covering all the essential texts of the Old and New Testaments, Borg demonstrates how such stories as Adam and Eve, the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Gospel miracles and even the Resurrection are not historical reports as much as vital teaching stories about our relationship with God and Jesus. Moving away from the narrow literalism that drives so many away from the profound richness of the Bible, this groundbreaking book blends the best of biblical scholarship with a profound concern for authentic Christian faith and how it can be lived today.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 165692
  • Product Code 0060609184
  • EAN 9780060609184
  • Pages 340
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Dimensions 205 x 135 x 28mm
  • Weight 0.455kg

Marcus J Borg

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.

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