Speaking Christian Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power -- and How They Can Be Restored

ISBN-10: 006197658X
ISBN-13: 9780061976582
Edition: 2012
Authors: Marcus J. Borg
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Description: "This book could start a revolution. Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust. The last time this happened, we got the Reformation." —Anne Sutherland Howard, executive  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

"This book could start a revolution. Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust. The last time this happened, we got the Reformation." —Anne Sutherland Howard, executive director of The Beatitudes SocietyIn a revolutionary argument vital to every person of faith in the English-speaking world, acclaimed Bible scholar Marcus Borg—author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time—argues that the very language Christians use has become dangerously distilled, distorted, and disconnected from the beliefs which once underpinned it. Stating a case that will resonate with readers of N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian, Borg calls for a radical change to the language we use to invoke our beliefs—the only remedy that will allow the Church's words to once again ring with truth, power, and hope.

Marcus J. Borg is canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and was Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Described by the New York Times as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars," he has appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline , ABC's World News , and NPR's Fresh Air . He is the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time , The Heart of Christianity , Reading the Bible Again for the First Time , The God We Never Knew , Jesus , Speaking Christian , and The Evolution of the Word . His blog appears on the Progressive Christian Channel of Patheos.com.

Introduction
Speaking Christian
Beyond Literalism
Salvation
The Bible
God
God's Character
Jesus
The Death of Jesus
Easter
Believing and Faith
Mercy
Righteousness
Sin
Forgiveness and Repentance
John 3:16
Born Again
The Only Way
The Ascension
Pentecost
The Rapture and the Second Coming
Heaven
The Creeds and the Trinity
The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Prayer
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Discussion Questions

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