Answering the many spiritual questions left unaddressed by such popular historical bestsellers as A History of God and God: A Biography, renowned author Marcus J. Borg looks for a way to embrace an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking and religious pluralism.
How to have faith -- or to even think about God -- without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most crucial challenges facing contemporary religion. In the process of exploring this dilemma, Borg traces his own personal journey. He leads readers from the all-powerful and authoritarian image of the God of his childhood to an equally powerful but more dynamic God who is not only relevant to contemporary seekers, but also more biblical and spiritually authentic.
Marcus J. Borg, author of the bestselling Heart of Christianity, is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, and coauthor of Jesus: A New Vision (with N. T. Wright). He was an active member of the Jesus Seminar when it focused on the historical Jesus and he has been chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
"Borg does what few scholars on religion seem capable of doing: He has digested an immense amount of difficult, often conflicting religious ideas and written a clear, coherent, and highly readable theological work that satisfies the mind and the soul." -OregonianBinding Type:
8.39h x 5.13w x 0.48d