Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - and How They Can Be Restored
Abrahamsen, Valerie, Anglican and Episcopal History
Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - And How They Can Be Restored. By Marcus J. Borg. (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011, Pp. viii, 248. $25.99.)
From the first page, scholar and teacher Marcus Borg engages the reader. He correcdy notes at the outset that this book can be seen as "a Christian primer," with its purpose being "to help us to read, hear, and inwardly digest Christian language without preconceived understandings getting in the way" (3). In the clear, direct style that has marked his previous works, Borg tackles the misreadings and misunderstandings of Christian language of our day - salvation, God, believing, faith, "born …
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Publication information: Article title: Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - and How They Can Be Restored. Contributors: Abrahamsen, Valerie - Author. Journal title: Anglican and Episcopal History. Volume: 81. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2012. Page number: 77+. © Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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