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Living the Heart of Christianity: A Guide to Putting Your Faith into Action [Paperback]

By Marcus J. Borg (Author)
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A companion workbook to the bestselling book by Borg, "The Heart of Christianity" helps readers digest what they learn in the book and put this new faith into action.

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Marcus Borg's The Heart of Christianity struck a chord for countless Christians across this country. Church groups and small groups have been reading this influential book, hoping to put into practice Borg's helpful suggestions for how we can be passionate believers today. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, The Heart of Christianity presents a new outlook on Christianity that is both refreshing and compelling. This companion to The Heart of Christianity is an invaluable resource that provides the tools to talk about Borg's new vision for a life of Christian faith and how it can change our spiritual lives and Christian communities today. For groups as well as individuals hoping to go deeper in The Heart of Christianity, this guide includes personal reflection questions, discussion topics, exercises, and selections from the bestselling book. Organized into twelve chapters, or sessions, Living the Heart of Christianity includes both an individual or participant's guide as well as a guide for group leaders, allowing the reader to engage with the issues that lie at the heart of Christianity today.

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Studio: HarperOne
Pages   161
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0061118427  
ISBN13  9780061118425  

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More About Marcus J. Borg

Marcus J. Borg 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.

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The Heart of Christianity: Strong and Vibrant  Jan 3, 2007
Jesus scholar Marcus Borg's The Heart of Christianity throws open the windows of the Christian church and blows out the cobwebs that have clouded the view of the living post-Easter Jesus and his vital place in our lives. Published by HarperCollins in 2003, the book proposes to bridge the yawning, deepening, darkening gap between belief-centered dogmatic Christianity (what Borg calls the "earlier paradigm") and the "emerging paradigm."

The Emerging Paradigm
Borg identifies the latter as a worldview that embraces Christianity as a means to God rather than the means, that sees the Bible as a sacrament--a means of experiencing God--rather than God's literal word, that understands the living Christ as the wisdom of God at the heart of our faith. Coincidentally, this wisdom bears a striking resemblance to the wisdom of all the world's great and enduring religions.

Jesus,according to Borg, is a mystic, healer, wisdom teacher, and political rebel--a charismatic leader whose single-minded commitment to God's justice through systemic change to the domination system that oppressed the majority of people in his world cost him his life while giving the faithful a new lease on this life. For 2000 years, Christians' devotional contemplation of Jesus pre- and post-Easter has been an endeavor to understand and emulate his generosity, compassion, and love.

This new paradigm is about loving God and loving what God loves rather than rigidly adhering to a specific set of beliefs about a punitive God.
Borg identifies Christianity itself as a sacrament of--a means to--God. Borg argues that one must be transformed in his or her own lifetime; thus, salvation means being healed and becoming one with God, Thus, faith as sacrament. Living in faith is about the quality of life here and now for the self and for the community--a central concern of Jesus--rather than salvation in an afterlife.

Borg suggests we read the Bible again for the first time, to see it in historical context, and to embrace language and story as a product of its time, place, and people. Borg's interest in language--like so many preachers, he traces the words to their roots and follows their meanings to the present in a way that reveals the very holiness of language and all communication--and its role in our understanding of God is part of the adventure of this exciting, intelligent, incisive, challenging book.

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