Speaking Christian by Marcus J. Borg audiobook

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be Restored

By Marcus J. Borg
Read by John Pruden

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    ISBN: 9780062109057

In Speaking Christian, acclaimed Bible scholar Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, argues that the very language Christians use has become dangerously distilled, distorted, and disconnected from the beliefs which once underpinned it. Stating a case that will resonate with readers of N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian, Borg calls for a radical change to the language we use to invoke our beliefs—the only remedy that will allow the Church's words to once again ring with truth, power, and hope.

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In Speaking Christian, acclaimed Bible scholar Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, argues that the very language Christians use has become dangerously distilled, distorted, and disconnected from the beliefs which once underpinned it.

Stating a case that will resonate with readers of N. T. Wright’s Simply Christian, Borg calls for a radical change to the language we use to invoke our beliefs—the only remedy that will allow the Church's words to once again ring with truth, power, and hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What would we do without Marcus Borg? If he did not exist, we would have to invent him for we have no better guide to the recovery of an authentic Christian faith for these difficult times than this articulate and prolific public theologian.” Peter J. Gomes, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Book
Speaking Christian correctly may seem like it’s just a fuss over semantics, but it’s ultimately about something bigger: defining Christianity…When Christians forget what their words mean, they forget what their faith means.” CNN
Convincing…Borg’s approach makes the complexity of his ideas transparent; his ideas will appeal strongly to individual Christians, as well as the unchurched.” Library Journal
“This book could start a revolution. Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust. The last time this happened, we got the Reformation.” Anne Sutherland Howard, executive director of the Beatitudes Society
“In every generation, there is a handful of writers of whom it can be said, ‘Read everything they write.’ Marcus Borg is one of these today.” Walter Wink, author of Engaging the Powers

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Author Bio: Marcus J. Borg

Author Bio: Marcus J. Borg

Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, emeritus, at Oregon State University. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he had been national chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature and was the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, and Speaking Christian.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English