Modern Christians are steeped in a language so distorted that it has become a stumbling block to the religion, says internationally renowned Bible scholar Marcus J. Borg. Borg argues that Christianity’s important words, and the sacred texts and stories in which those words are embedded, have been narrowed by a modern framework for the faith that emphasizes sin, forgiveness, Jesus dying for our sins, and the afterlife. Here, Borg employs the “historical-metaphorical” method for understanding Christian language that can restore for us these words of power and transformation. For example,
In Speaking Christian, Borg delivers a language for twenty-first-century Christians that grounds the faith in its deep and rich original roots and allows it once again to transform our lives.
This book offers invaluable insights into the meaning of the words used in Christian scriptures at the time of their writing, often very different from today, which can result in... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Minnesotan
Beautifully written guidebook through the common language of the Christian faith. Where does it come from, how is it used (and misused) today? Read morePublished 1 month ago by pete0714
I think that this is Borg's best book ever. I will definitely be rereading this many times. His scholarship is right on target and his insights extremely helpful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margery Lisle
I can't say enough good about this book. Very well researched and written. Most informative and enlightening. Enjoyed very much.Published 2 months ago by seself
Going by the back of the book and the inner flap I was expecting something different than what the book ended up being. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GleasonFamily97
This book resonated with me as a skeptical Catholic. It is clear and conversational in tone. Thy kingdom come. AmenPublished 2 months ago by koreanstudies