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

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Religion - 292 pages
The First Examination of the Implications of the New Historical Jesus Research for Contemporary Faith. In straightforward, accessible prose, Marcus J. Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith, bringing alive the many levels of Jesus' character: spirit person, teacher of alternative wisdom, social prophet, and movement founder. He also re-examines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus, showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith.

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User Review  - Philip Tutt - Christianbook.com

The author of this book is an academic, and a member of the so-called "Jesus Seminar". One has the impression that he is attempting to reach beyond the severely impoverished picture of Jesus which the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

I read this little book several years back, and wanted to make sure it isn’t forgotten. Marcus Borg is one of my favorite writers, and this is what I’ve always considered his “coming out” book. The ... Read full review

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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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