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Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally

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Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally

In many ways this book has the feel of a history of social and political protest in the ancient world. Borg's emphasis on what he refers to as 'opposition to systems of domination' is repeated often and he points out in his chapter on Paul that Christianity is the only ...
In many ways this book has the feel of a history of social and political protest in the ancient world. Borg's emphasis on what he refers to as 'opposition to systems of domination' is repeated often and he points out in his chapter on Paul that Christianity is the only major religion whose two most influential personalities were put to death by established authority. The clear implication then is that the messages of Jesus and Paul may be very threatening to systems of domination.

posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2002

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Incomplete

The Nook version has no endnotes available. I have read this as a paper version and assumed the endnotes woukd be there when I purchased the Nook edition. What a disappointment!

posted by 1122383 on March 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2006

    Giving man what his itchy ears want to hear.

    This along with everything else that is happening in the world today, has all been predicted in the very book Borg is discrediting. Man(this includes Woman)want to hear what they want to hear to suit their own needs. The Bible is not just stories but the Son of God, Jesus Christ, as the Word became flesh, to take on this sins of the world. This book is a tool of deception that will lead many people away from the truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    Not Recommended for anyone.

    This book discredits every miracle of the Bible. Borg, who wasn't there when Jesus walked the Earth in the flesh, seems to think that none of the biblical miracles actually happened, but were just the authors' way of writing in parable. I would not suggest this book for anyone who has faith or anyone who is without faith in Jesus Christ. I am very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2001

    Say What?

    Borg seems to articulate a view of the Bible that is not new at all. In fact, his perspective of the Bible and who Jesus is seems to be a denial of the vary foundational principles of the Bible and who Jesus is. This is not a new theme, but rather it is the same theme the devil (who is the foremost critic of the Bible)has used to deceive people into thinking there are no absolutes. The devil seems to historically do this through the disguise of 'academia' or higher thinking. In other words, a 'fresh new' look for the 'thinking person' at the word of God. You either Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died for your sins. Thus the only way to eternal life with Jesus is by faithfully accepting this and asking Jesus into your heart. Which acknowledges that it is the rightousness of Jesus dying sinlessly and raising from death breaking the chains of death that 'gets' us into Heaven. Not anything that we can do. We can not think our way into a place that we can not even fully comprehend for sure. Or we can deny that there is a God as such that the Bible describes for us. We all choose for our selves with the consequences being eternal, either eternally something or eternally nothing. I choose to interpert the Bible literally, I think it is in my best interests to fear God, which is the beginning of wisdom...

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