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Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary Hardcover – October 31, 2006
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Jesus was a Jewish peasant who was deeply compassionate and fought for justice. As a mystic, Jesus was deeply rooted in an experiential knowledge of God and what God's character was. Jesus was in line with other Jewish prophets, like Isaiah and Jeremiah. The Spirit of God was upon him and did mighty deeds through him.Read more ›
Borg promotes what he repeatedly and irritatingly calls "mainstream scholarship," as if others who are not part of his club are best disregarded. He does a good job of incorporating that movement's strengths, and at times admits where and why some issues are complex, opinions divided, and the choices more like a subjective art. But he ignores the corrosive tendencies of extreme historical criticism, along with the best evangelical scholarship that has interacted with it (unlike in his book co-authored with NT Wright, The Meaning of Jesus; Two Visions, 2000). What he calls the "emerging Christianity" of mainline denominations positions itself in clear contrast to conservative evangelicalism. The latter, Borg believes, is wrongly preoccupied with biblical literalism, the afterlife, and believing right doctrines. Emerging Christianity, he argues, is "way-centered" instead of belief-centered.Read more ›
This book is clear and concise. The chaper layout is well done. Borg examines the historical context in which Jesus lived and then goes on to study the character and sayings attributed to Jesus. Borg's treatment of Jesus's passion for justice, and God's character is wonderful. He assumes nothing and uses evidence to back up claims. He supports his position through exposition of stories and parables attributed to Jesus. This is a great work that will make you think deeper about Jesus.
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If you're looking for a book that neatly and eruditely summarises Marcus Borg's perceptions on Jesus, then you can't go wrong with this. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tristan Sherwin
Loved the book ! Learned a lot and agree with everything . I listen to this book as audio book version and bought it in paperback, to have it home in my library to go through the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sona Vavrouskova
Marcus Borg has never disappointed me in any of his books. This one is one of my favorites. I am only sorry that this man, with his deep insights into Christianity is no longer... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen E Cahill
Marcus Borg is an amazing Bible researcher and theologian. However, he seems to lead each chapter with a controversy before he shares full information and often puts the reader... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tovi Harris
As usual Marcus Borg does a good job however he seems to be saying the same thing that he has said in his previous books about the historical Jesus. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dina