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

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

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Speaking Christian : why Christian words have lost their meaning and power--and how they can be restored
Title
Speaking Christian
Title remainder
why Christian words have lost their meaning and power--and how they can be restored
Statement of responsibility
Marcus J. Borg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Borg, Marcus J
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR96.5
LC item number
.B67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity
  • Theology
  • Language and languages
Label
Speaking Christian : why Christian words have lost their meaning and power--and how they can be restored, Marcus J. Borg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741541075
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780061976582
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)741541075
Label
Speaking Christian : why Christian words have lost their meaning and power--and how they can be restored, Marcus J. Borg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn741541075
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780061976582
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)741541075

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