The Heart of Christianity
Marcus Borg's fastest selling book ever, now in paperback. An engaging and inspiring guide to Christian living, this shows that the essential ingredients of a Christian life-faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love-make vital sense...
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Marcus Borg's fastest selling book ever, now in paperback. An engaging and inspiring guide to Christian living, this shows that the essential ingredients of a Christian life-faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love-make vital sense today. Borg reveals that, when properly understood, the vital elements of Christian faith are more compelling than ever. Borg offers a practical guide to thinking about God, Jesus, the Bible, faith and Christian practice. He shows how faith in God and Jesus has never really been about believing certain propositions but rather about a dynamic relationship. He shows that being oborn again is at the centre of Christian life and that the okingdom of God is a matter of transforming society into real world values of justice and love. And that the Christian life is essentially about opening one's heart-to God and to others.
World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith. ^For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices. ^Borg reclaims terms and ideas once thought to be the sole province of evangelicals and fundamentalists: he shows that terms such as "born again" have real meaning for all Christians; that the "Kingdom of God" is not a bulwark against secularism but is a means of transforming society into a world that values justice and love; and that the Christian life is essentially about opening one
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.