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Speaking Christian
Marcus J. Borg

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Speaking Christian
why Christian words have lost their meaning and power--and how they can be restored
Marcus J. Borg

Published 2012 by HarperOne in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Christianity, like any religion, is understood and defined by its language. Yet today, much of Christian language is poorly understood or distorted, leading to a religion that is quickly being stripped of its true meaning. With his clear, accessible style that his fans have come to love, Marcus Borg illustrates how modern Christianity has lost its transforming power: through a literalism that has impoverished the meaning of the Bible, and a misunderstanding of Christianity's core ideas. Borg offers a way to redeem Christian language from these distortions by reading Scripture through a "historical-metaphorical lens." This allows us to see Christian language in its ancient historical context and interpret the biblical text in a way that focuses on its religious purpose, therby conveying the words richer and more powerful meaning. Speaking Christian explores such words and phrase as salvation, redemption, grace, eternal life and the Lord's Supper. Through this exercise we discover how the Biblical text can continue to be both persuasive and powerful, providing life-changing words for the 21st century"--


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BR96.5 .B67 2012

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