The Heart Of Christianity: Rediscovering A Life Of Faith

Paperback | July 21, 2015

byMarcus J. Borg

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In The Heart of Christianity, world-renowned Jesus scholar and author of the bestseller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life—faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love—are as vitally important today as they have always been, even during this time of conflict and change in the church.

Borg wants to show us, as today's thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. Being born again, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation. Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism, but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love. And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one's heart—to God, and to others. Above all else, Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense.

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In The Heart of Christianity, world-renowned Jesus scholar and author of the bestseller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life—faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love—are as vitally important today as they have always been, even during this time of confli...

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Now in paperback, renowned and beloved author Marcus Borg presents a renewed way of being Christian for the twenty-first century. Borg reveals that, when properly understood, the vital elements of Christian faith are more compelling than ever. Borg offers a practical guide to thinking about God, Jesus, the Bible, faith, and Christian ...

Marcus J. Borgis Canon Theologian at Trinity EpiscopalCathedral in Portland, Oregon. He wasHundere Chair of Religion and Culture atOregon State University until his retirementin 2007. Borg is the author of nineteen books,including the bestselling The Heart of Christianity,Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time,Reading the Bible Again f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.63 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060730684

ISBN - 13:9780060730680

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“This ambitious, substantive, and boldly political resource establishes the terms for a conversation that will no doubt continue for years…. [A] watershed work.”