The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

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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  - Admiralcreedy - LibraryThing

Relating to yesterdays post about The Promise of Jesus, and my previous review of a great multi-perspective book on the Historical Jesus, today I'm reviewing this excellent book by two world-renowned ... Read full review

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User Review  - TnTexas - LibraryThing

I thought both men did a good job of explaining why they believe what they believe in regards to Jesus and Christianity. But the thing I enjoyed the mose was the spirit of respect that each had for the other. I found that quite refreshing. 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 (1942–2015) 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, one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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