Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be Restored by Marcus J. BorgSpeaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be Restored by Marcus J. Borg

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be…

byMarcus J. Borg

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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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.

Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom theNew York Timesdescribed as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's...
Title:Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061976582

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“A primer to help correct misunderstandings and help those unfamiliar with Christian language become fluent. . . . An important figure on topics from the historical Jesus to religion and culture, he challenges Christians to live for God’s justice in the world and not just focus on the next world.”