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5.0 out of 5 stars Marcus Borg's insight., 30 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (Paperback)
A Lutheran Marcus Borg was up at Oxford with Tom Wright, later to be Bishop of Durham. At Oxford J.B.Caird was one of their Tutors. Borg and Wright co-authored "The meaning of Jesus" - a valuable addition to any bookshelf.
Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan (a one-time Roman Catholic priest) co-authored "The First Christmas" and "The Last Week" each of which are insightful and expressed with characterist clarity.
In his "Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary" Marcus Borg draws together, against the backgound of Israel under Roman domination, what influenced Jesus' ministry as a 'Jewish Mystic' filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Borg's analysis is incisive, frequently taking the reader back to the underlying Hebrew or Aramaic meaning of the words found in today's translations from the Greek. Particularly valuable is Borg's expression of his understanding of experiences of the spiritual and the 'numinous' leading, with supportive scriptural evidence, to a closer appreciation of the mind of Jesus and His relationship with 'Abba'. In addition to the scholarship incorporated in his writing Borg achieves a lucid readability in his text which makes it a joy to follow.
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