Speaking Christian Paperback
Recovering the Lost Meaning of Christian Words
by Marcus Borg;
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Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg was published by Spck in October 2011 and is our 19438th best seller. The ISBN for Speaking Christian is 9780281065080.
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Speaking ChristianMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
This is a brilliant work that takes standard Christian words and phrases and first explains them as they are understood and used today but then rips them apart and re-contextualises them as they should be understood in light of how they were originally meant to be understood based on the language and culture of their origin. The insight this offers into both our current theological mores and the theology of the early church is deep and in some ways not for those of faint heart and unchallenged faith perspectives, because the reality, as demonstrated by Borg, is that much of what we think we know and understand we really don't and in many ways we have taken things out of context to an incredible degree to fit our theology when in fact it does not reflect the original meaning and theology. This movement back to the original biblical meanings or cultural understandings is incredibly liberating and really opens doors and windows into a faith that is likely much more encompassing and welcoming to the many that currently feel excluded or turned off by some aspects of Christianity. This book is therefore not always a comforting or mainstream book but it is an important book that needs to be approached with an unbiased and open mind - at which point the benefits to real understanding are going to be great.
Definitely one for all interested in theology, and certainly one for those looking to really understand the historic roots of faith.
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Details for Speaking Christian
|Page last updated||15th April 2016|
|Author / Artist||Marcus Borg|
|Publisher||Spck (October 2011)|
|Number of Pages||256|