The Meaning of Jesus (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, 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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User Review  - Casey Miller - Goodreads

This book was a great and interesting read to get a comprehensive overview of the historical Jesus as seen by two prominent scholars. Having them alongside each other allowed for them to more clearly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Toby Hole - Goodreads

Marcus Borg, who died recently, wrote this book as a dialogue with the conservative bishop and scholar, NT Wright. The gulf between their positions is frequently vast, showing the huge theological ... 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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Marcus J. Borg (1942Ė2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions.

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 serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of Surprised by Scripture, 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, The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament.

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