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Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus, none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith. Now, in Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship. Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ, one that is critical and, at the same time, sustaining. 

Drawing on his own journey from a naïve, unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith, Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life - one not rooted in creed or dogma, but in a life of spiritual challenge, compassion, and community. 

In straightforward, accessible prose, Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith, bringing alive the many levels of Jesus's character: spirit person, teacher of alternative wisdom, social prophet, and movement founder. He also reexamines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus, showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith.

©1994 Marcus J. Borg (P)2018 Tantor

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first thing he did was deny Christ's deity.

when he opened up to say that he was a professor of the Bible secular University I was skeptical but open minded.But...the first thing he did was deny Christ's deity. later on he goes into homosexuality and states that it's no longer an issue with God and then he throws in universal healthcare as if God's plan to save the world comes through government welfare programs. unfortunately he sounds like every brainwashing secular professor, and I really feel sadness for this guy. God open his eyes.

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