Speaking Christian

Speaking Christian

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

Book - 2011
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In Speaking Christian, 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.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061976551
Branch Call Number: 230 B644S
Characteristics: viii, 248 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 07, 2015

The late (and great) Marcus J. Borg wrote all his books in a manner very clear to the lay reader. He draws many distinctions between what the Bible writers intended and what has been assumed by so many modern readers.

Jun 23, 2011

As good a book as you would expect from this popular theologian. Marcus Borg explains how terms like "salvation" and "faith" have had and can have very different meanings from the ones that spring to mind when we hear these and other common Christian words. Any Christian who is openminded enough to think about her faith, and anyone who isn't Christian, but wonders, like Ghandi, why they admire Jesus so much but his followers so little, would enjoy this book.


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