"How do your personal experiences, your study, and your faith perspective influence the way you, as an individual, see God?" That was the question posed to these seven renowned authors and scholars. Representing a wide variety of faith perspectives, Karen Armstrong, Diana Eck, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Joan Chittister, Laurence Kushner, Desmond Tutu, and Marcus Borg explore the ways in which their life experiences have shaped their personal understanding of God.
Originally given as lectures at the God at 2000 conference in February 2000, each presentation has been rewritten for a reading audience. Conversation starters, based on the questions asked at the conference itself, are included, making this an excellent resource for small group study. An introduction written by Marcus Borg provides readers with a frame of reference that will help them explore the issues raised in the book, and become clear about their own personal understanding of God.
Marcus J. Borg is 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 has been national chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is 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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This book exceeded my expectations. Normally when a book is composed of short articles by different authors I am not impressed with the book. This is the exception.
This is a strong book, written from different religions and different perspectives but there are many points that they have in common.
The epilogue is worth reading alone.
J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
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