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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.
Dr. Borg believes Christian language needs to be set free from its contemporary literalism.
This book is clearly written and very helpful in my study of Christianity as well as my ability to think through important aspects of my growth as a Christian.
His book helps us to see christianity as a beautiful, spiritual and at the same time reasonable religion for our days.
As usual, the author's clear and concise writing shed light on why our younger generation is not finding the present day presentation of the gospel compelling. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marilyn D. Burks
This book is a good antidote to fundamentalist Christianity. Scholarly and clear, Marcus Borg explains how some of the words in the Bible have changed over the years, and what... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Karen Oberst
Good exposition of understanding key Christian words and phrases as they might have been understood in the early centuries of the common era. Read morePublished 16 days ago by B. Baiter
If you have read other Borg books, you know these terms already. Not that much new here.Published 1 month ago by Swami
Words matter: context, experience and evolution add meaning. By putting key words of Christian language into their primary context and unpacking their contextual meanings, Marcus... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David G. Barton
This book is a real eye opener and it shows how the conserviative right has hijacked Christianity by not understanding context and language of scripture.Published 3 months ago by J. Wood Jr.