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Presents the Christian message in an original and compelling way, 16 Mar. 2013
The book examines traditional Christian terminology and challenges 'accepted' meanings - it is similar to much of Borg's writing in its thesis that the Christian life is not primarily about believing the literal truth of a set of propositional statments, but about entering into a relationship with that to which the Christian tradition points - God, the risen living Christ, and the Spirit. To believe in God is to trust in and belove God. Borg offers an attractive and compelling theology for those who struggle with seeing Chrstianity as about a requirement and effort of the intellect to believe the factual truth of a set of statements that one may find difficult to embrace; he may appeal less to those who see his message as eroding central 'truths'.