The Meaning of Jesus (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, May 5, 2009 - Religion - 320 pages
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Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God? Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views go right to the heart of these questions and others, presenting the opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith today.

  

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Review: Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I read this for a class and I absolutely loved it. Although Borg and Wright often have very different views, the tone of the book is always very positive, respectful, and accessible. As a religious ... Read full review

Review: Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

User Review  - Matt Kamibayashi - Goodreads

A reminder of how wonderful it is when two Anglican scholars who hold very different positions can debate each other and remain fast friends without becoming demeaning and calling each other "heretics." Read full review

Contents

Faith and History
15
what did jesus do and teach?
29
Jewish Mystic and
53
the death of jesus
77
The Crux of Faith
93
god raised jesus from the dead
109
Jesus and God
145
The Divinity of Jesus
157
The Meaning of the Birth Stories
179
he will come again in glory
187
The Future of Jesus
197
jesus and the christian life
205
A Vision of the Christian Life
229
Notes
251
Index
281
PLUS
289

the birth of jesus
169

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About the author (2009)

Marcus J. Borg is canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and was Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Described by the New York Times as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars," he has appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. He is the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, Speaking Christian, and The Evolution of the Word. His blog appears on the Progressive Christian Channel of Patheos.com.

N. T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He is now severing as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews; he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as translator for The Kingdom New Testament.

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