Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith

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Thorndike Press, Dec 31, 2006 - Religion - 292 pages
A CBA BestsellerIn the first examination of the implications of the new historical Jesus research for contemporary faith, Marcus J. Borg "directs his readers 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)

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About the author (2006)

Marcus J. Borg was born on March 11, 1942 in Minnesota. He majored in philosophy and political science at Concordia College. He did graduate work at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and at Oxford University. He taught at various Midwest universities before joining the faculty at Oregon State University in 1979. He taught religion there until his retirement in 2007. During his lifetime, he wrote or co-wrote 21 books including Jesus: A New Vision, The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions with N. T. Wright, and Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most. He died after a prolonged illness on January 21, 2015 at the age of 72.

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