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The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views present opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith. Candid, spirited, and thoughtfully debated, this discourse looks at who Jesus was, what he taught, and what he did. It can stimulate fresh ideas and dialogue among those... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780061285547
Barcode 9780061285547
Published 9 November 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Borg, Marcus J.
By Wright, N. T.
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ISBN-13 9780061285547
ISBN-10 0061285544
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 9 November 2007
International Publication Date 4 September 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Borg, Marcus J.
By Wright, N. T.
Series Plus
Category Christianity
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Jesus Christ - Person and offices, Jesus Christ - Historicity, Jesus Christ - History of doctrines - Early church, ca. 30-600, Jesus Christ - Divinity, Historicity
NBS Text Christianity: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 232
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In The Meaning of Jesus two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent views go right to the heart of these questions and others, presenting the opposing visions of Jesus that shape our faith today. In alternating chapters, Marcus Borg, the most popular revisionist voice on Jesus and a member of the Jesus Seminar, and N.T. Wright, the most prominent standard-bearer for the traditional stance and an outspoken critic of the Jesus Seminar, present their views of who Jesus was, what he taught, and what he did. Candid, spirited, and thoughtfully debated, this compelling discourse will stimulate fresh ideas and intense dialogue among anyone concerned with what it means to be a Christian today. This new edition will include an updated dialogue from the two authors and other bonus materials.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Marcus Borg and N. T. Wright, two of the most prominent figures in recent debates about the historical Jesus, have joined forces to produce a book taht is a model of scholarly dialogue. -- Daniel Harrington, America

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Author's Bio

Marcus J. Borg (1942-2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars. He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions. N. T. Wright, one of the world's leading Bible scholars, is the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an Anglican bishop, and bestselling author. Featured on ABC News, The Colbert Report, Dateline, and Fresh Air, Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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