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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    the best intro to the jesus debate

    There are a ton of books out there dealing with the nature of Jesus. Which one to choose? This one. Here two Christians offer different understandings of what Jesus was like. Wright is pretty orthodox. He says Jesus was God and paid for humanity's sins. Wright also believes in a resurrection at the end of time. Borg, on the other hand, is a revisionist. He says Jesus wasn't God but a window through which we see God. For Borg, when we see Jesus, we see what God is like. Borg doesn't have as robust a view of resurrection and is silent on the question of the afterlife. This debate was easy to read and each topic was covered thoroughly. With all the Jesus books out there (including the books both Wright and Borg have written) I'd start with this one first. There are fringe liberals who would disagree with Borg and ultra right-wings who would disagree with Wright, but if you're looking for a 'consensus' view--a view of what most traditionalists and revisionists think of Jesus and the Christian life--this is the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2001

    Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

    I read this book with a predetermined bias in favor of Borg's point of view. Borg sees the Christian life as an opportunity to have a deep relationship with God as shown in Jesus Christ. We can use Jesus as a lens through which we see God and what it is like to live a life full of God. Borg's approach is refreshing because it is not necessary to hold a lot of beliefs about Jesus in order to lead such a life.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

    Superbly balanced, a great read

    For anyoneinterested in an ongoing debate about Jesus, this is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2001

    Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

    This book presents an interesting debate between two men who have different views of the truth about Jesus. Both men agree that 'the gospels combine historical material with metaphorical significance' but disagree on how much of the material is history remembered. Borg emphasizes that the gospels are heavily influenced by the theology of the developing Christian tradition during the last part of the first century and consequently gives greater weight to the gospel layers he identifies as being written earlier. I am probably more sympathetic to the traditional view of Jesus as put forth by N.T. Wright. However, Borg seems to do a better job of defending his position.

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