The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith

Paperback | May 19, 2015

byMarcus J. Borg

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How to have faith—or even think about God—without having to stifle modern rational thought is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus J. Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his personal spiritual journey to the discovery of an authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God. In a compelling, readable way, he leads us from the distant, authoritarian God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult image of God—"the beyond in our midst," the life spirit that is within us and all around us—that reconciles faith with science, history, critical thinking, and religious pluralism.

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Borg challenges readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence by embracing an authentic, contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism

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How to have faith—or even think about God—without having to stifle modern rational thought is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus J. Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his personal spiritual journey to the discovery of an authentic yet fully contemporary understan...

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Answering the many "spiritual" questions left unaddressed by such popular historical bestsellers as "A History of God" and "God: A Biography," renowned author Marcus Borg reveals how to embrace an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking and religious pluralism. How to have faith-- how to even th...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.44 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:HarperCollins

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Borg challenges readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence by embracing an authentic, contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism

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“[P]ersuasive and inspiriting.”