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Posted April 5, 2013
This book was both inspirational and infuriating. Borg offered v
This book was both inspirational and infuriating. Borg offered very little evidence for the conclusions he proffered and simply reinterpreted what he did not like. His attempt to explain away everything supernatural by the use of metaphors was less than convincing. Thomas Jefferson was more honest when he simply cut out the parts of the Bible he did not like. Borg was was much less forthright and simply changed the meaning. He states in several places that there are two views of Christianity: the old paradigm and the emerging paradigm and that mainline churches follow the emerging paradigm which is what he recommends. Is that why the mainline churches are losing members by the thousands and some of them are flocking to more conservative churches or giving up entirely? It always amazes me how people living two thousand years later know more than those who wrote the books and the centuries of those who have studied them - without producing evidence for the theories. There are no doubt many metaphors in the Bible, along with parables and allegories, but they are clearly marked as such, or one can readily identify them as such. Borg cites Jesus as the door as if some people believe that his reference is to a piece of wood or metal that has hinges and a knob. If this is the emerging paradigm all I can say is God help the church!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2009
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