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|Named Person:||Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marcus J Borg
|Description:||viii, 343 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Jesus today : telling his story --
The Gospels : memory and testimony --
The Gospels : memory, metaphor, and method --
The shaping of Jesus : Jewish tradition in an imperial world --
The shaping of Jesus : his experience of God --
The big picture : the synoptic profile of Jesus --
God : God's character and passion --
Wisdom : the broad way and the narrow way --
Resistance : the Kingdom and the domination system --
Executed by Rome, vindicated by God --
Jesus and American Christianity today.
|Responsibility:||Marcus J. Borg.|
Almost two thousand years after his death, Jesus continues to be front-page news in the United States. Yet American Christians are deeply divided about what it means to follow him. Bible scholar Borg takes us on a journey to discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. Borg argues that how we see Jesus affects how we see Christianity and reveals a new way of seeing--a new perspective that can overcome the differences between the literalists and progressives, a path that emphasizes following "the way" of Jesus, the original name of the Jesus movement. Jesus remains the decisive revelation of God, but we now encounter him as both a reality and a role model centered in God, focused on both personal and political transformation, emphasizing practices rather than beliefs, and exemplifying a faith characterized by deep commitment and gentle certitude.--From publisher description.
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