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

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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 think about God––without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing contemporary religion. In providing a much–needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God, Borg––author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time––traces his personal journey. He leads readers from the all–powerful and authoritarian God of his (and their) childhood and traditional faith to an equally powerful but dynamic image of God that is relevant to contemporary seekers and more biblical and spiritually authentic. Borg shows how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in delusion––misinterpretation of biblical texts and of God's true nature––and challenges readers to a new way of thinking about God. He opens a practical discussion about how to base a relationship with the divine both immanent and transcendant, here and now, always and everywhere.

Arguing that the authentic Judeo–Christian tradition is that God's being includes the whole world, Borg persuasively shows how this understanding accounts for the whole variety of human religious experience. Ultimately, he introduces readers to a way of thinking about God who is "right here" all around them, rather than distant and remote. This understanding is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying and allows readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence.

Synopsis:

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 think about God--without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing contemporary religion.In providing a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God, Borg--author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the first Time--traces his personal journey.He leads readers from the all-powerful and authoritarian God of his (and their) childhood and traditional faith to an equally powerful but dynamic image of God that is relevant to contemporary seekers and more biblical and spiritually authentic.Borg shows how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in delusion--misinterpretation of biblical texts and of God's true nature--and challenges readers to a new way of thinking about God.He opens a practical discussion about how to base a relationship with the divine both immanent and transcendant, here and now, always and everywhere.

Arguing that the authentic Judeo-Christian tradition is that God's being includes the whole world, Borg persuasively shows how this understanding accounts for the whole variety of human religious experience.Ultimately, he introduces readers to a way of thinking about God who is "right here" all around them, rather than distant and remote.This understanding is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying and allows readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence.

Synopsis:

The God We Never Knew challenges readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence and nearness by embracing an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism.

How to Have Faith (How to Even Think About God) without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his 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, authoritative God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult understanding of God.

Arguing that the modern crisis of faith is rooted in the misinterpretation of biblical texts and God's true nature, Borg offers a fresh, yet deeply grounded understanding of God that is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying.

"Writing clearly, summarizing some of the best of contemporary theology in non-technical language, Borg continues to speak to, and to challenge, the widest possible audiences". — Publishers Weekly

"A breath of fresh air, a liberating book for Jews and Christians alike". — Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Marcus J. Borg is the author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, and Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060610357
Author:
Borg, Marcus J.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Borg, Marcus J.
Author:
by Marcus J. Borg
Location:
San Francisco, CA :
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Liberalism (religion)
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Jesus Christ - Miscellanea
Subject:
Christianity -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.97 in 18.24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 think about God--without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing contemporary religion.In providing a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God, Borg--author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the first Time--traces his personal journey.He leads readers from the all-powerful and authoritarian God of his (and their) childhood and traditional faith to an equally powerful but dynamic image of God that is relevant to contemporary seekers and more biblical and spiritually authentic.Borg shows how the modern crisis of faith is itself rooted in delusion--misinterpretation of biblical texts and of God's true nature--and challenges readers to a new way of thinking about God.He opens a practical discussion about how to base a relationship with the divine both immanent and transcendant, here and now, always and everywhere.

Arguing that the authentic Judeo-Christian tradition is that God's being includes the whole world, Borg persuasively shows how this understanding accounts for the whole variety of human religious experience.Ultimately, he introduces readers to a way of thinking about God who is "right here" all around them, rather than distant and remote.This understanding is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying and allows readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence.

"Synopsis" by , The God We Never Knew challenges readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence and nearness by embracing an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism.

How to Have Faith (How to Even Think About God) without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his 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, authoritative God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult understanding of God.

Arguing that the modern crisis of faith is rooted in the misinterpretation of biblical texts and God's true nature, Borg offers a fresh, yet deeply grounded understanding of God that is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying.

"Writing clearly, summarizing some of the best of contemporary theology in non-technical language, Borg continues to speak to, and to challenge, the widest possible audiences". — Publishers Weekly

"A breath of fresh air, a liberating book for Jews and Christians alike". — Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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