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Posted December 14, 2005
don't expect faith
The writer seems to want to discredit Jesus for who Christians believe him to be. Borg is all over the intellect of Jesus but is missing the spiritual faith. He refers to Jesus as a mystic and put him in the company of many other spiritual people having vision quest and altered states of reality all the while believing Jesus Himself one day had a conversion to become religeous. Jesus isn't 'one of those people' or even being put in a class of mortals who 'share a compelling sense of having experienced something'. He's Jesus, where's your faith. Luckily he ran into John The Baptiser. Wow, what a coincidence. The book is peppered with terms like 'historically reliable', 'fanciful tales' and 'in all likelihood'. Anyone could argue that 'it seems more likely' that Jesus all night Prayer was more like ' a form of contemplation'. Don't think I'm not getting the book. I get it. In the end your paintbrush stains the canvas with opinions of Jesus only being a smart public speaker with a religious conversion. Otherwise, the rest of the book is decent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 5, 2012
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