The God We Never Knew Paperback
Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith
by Marcus J. Borg (Professor of Religion and Culture, University of Oregon State, USA);
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The God We Never Knew
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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.
The God We Never Knew by Marcus J. Borg (Professor of Religion and Culture, University of Oregon State, USA) was published by Harper and Row in October 1998 and is our 50750th best seller. The ISBN for The God We Never Knew is 9780060610357.
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|Page last updated||31st January 2016|
|Author / Artist||Marcus J. Borg (Professor of Religion and Culture, University of Oregon State, USA)|
|Publisher||Harper and Row (October 1998)|
|Number of Pages||192|