The Heart of Christianity
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The Heart of Christianity

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In The Heart of Christianity, world-renowned Jesus scholar and author of the bestseller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time argues that the essential ingredients of a Christian life--faith, being born again, the kingdom of God, the gospel of love--are as vitally important today as they have always been, even during this time of conflict and change in the church.

Borg wants to show us, as today's thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by reconceptualizing familiar beliefs. Being born again, for example, has nothing to do with fundamentalism, but is a call to radical personal transformation. Talking about the kingdom of God does not mean that you are fighting against secularism, but that you have committed your life to the divine values of justice and love. And living the true Christian way is essentially about opening one's heart--to God, and to others. Above all else, Borg believes with passion and conviction that living the Christian life still makes sense.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060730684
  • 9780060730680
  • 16,219

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Now in paperback, renowned and beloved author Marcus Borg presents a renewed way of being Christian for the twenty-first century.
Borg reveals that, when properly understood, the vital elements of Christian faith are more compelling than ever. Borg offers a practical guide to thinking about God, Jesus, the Bible, faith, and Christian practice. He shows how faith in God and Jesus has never really been about believing certain propositions but rather about a dynamic relationship. He shows that being "born again" is at the center of Christian life and that the "kingdom of God" is a matter of transforming society into real world values of justice and love. And that the Christian life is essentially about opening one's heart-to God and to others.
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"Marcus Borg brings expert knowledge, insight, and warmth to this revisiting of Christianity's heart and soul. He makes absolute sense."--Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Soul's Religion
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