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Overview (PUBMorehouse)A dialogue extraordinaire! Leading figures in world religion (Karen Armstrong, Marcus Borg, Diana Eck, Joan Chittister, Lawrence Kushner, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Desmond Tutu) answer the question, "How do your personal experiences, your story, and your faith influence how you see God?" 176 pages, hardcover.
Publishers Description "How do your personal experiences, your study, and your faith perspective influence the way you, as an individual, see God?" That was the question posed to these seven renowned authors and scholars. Representing a wide variety of faith perspectives Karen Armstrong, Diana Eck, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Joan Chittister, Lawrence Kushner, Desmond Tutu, and Marcus Borg explore the ways in which their life experiences have shaped their personal understanding of God.
Originally given as lectures at the God at 2000 conference in February, 2000, each presentation has been rewritten for a reading audience. Conversation starters, based on the questions asked at the conference itself, are included, making this an excellent resource for small group study. An introduction, written by Marcus Borg, provides readers with a frame of reference that will help them explore the issues raised in the book, and become clear about their own personal understanding of God.
Citations And Professional Reviews God at 2000 by Marcus J. Borg & Ross MacKenzie has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 09/05/2000 page 84
Publishers Weekly - 11/27/2000 page 72
Booklist - 12/01/2000 page 677
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.87" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
ISBN 0819218588 ISBN13 9780819218582
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More About Marcus J. Borg & Ross MacKenzie
Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007.
He is the author of nineteen books, including Jesus: A New Vision (1987) and the best-seller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994); The God We Never Knew (1997); The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions (1999); Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001), and The Heart of Christianity (2003), both best-sellers. His newest books are Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (2006), a New York Times Best-Seller; Conversations with Scripture: Mark (2009), and three books co-authored with John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).
His novel, Putting Away Childish Things, was published in April, 2010.
Described by The New York Times as “a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars,” he has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and “Dateline,” PBS’s “Newshour,” ABC’s “Evening News” and “Prime Time” with Peter Jennings, NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and several National Geographic programs. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he has been national chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and co-chair of its International New Testament Program Committee, and is past president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.
His work has been translated into eleven languages: German, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French. His doctor’s degree is from Oxford University, and he has lectured widely overseas (England, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Israel and South Africa) and in North America, including the Chautauqua and Smithsonian Institutions.
Marcus J. Borg currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about God at 2000?
How do you see God? Dec 13, 2003
Seven contmporary scholars from varying religious traditions: Karen Armstrong, Diana Eck, Sayyed Hossein Nesr, Joan Chittister, Laurence Kushner, Desmond Tutu, and Marcus Borg attempt to answer thid provocative questions each in his or her own fashion. The result is thoughful,challenging, and enlightening. I would have loved to attend the discussions the book is based on, but since i did not I appreciate the book to give me an idea of what it must have been like.
Moving beyond irrational theism Aug 30, 2001
The fundamental theological issue of our time is the nature of God. In the past, our ideas about God have been largely theistic or anthropomorphic -- i.e. a God who intervenes in the affairs of this world, makes demands and engages in judgement. In this compelling set of essays, consisting of transcripts of the well-received God at 2000 lectures and forum held in Corvallis, Oregon in 2000, several world-class scholars develop this theme. Anyone who wishes to move in the direction of the theology of the future is likely to find this book both interesting and rewarding.