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Reading the Bible Again For the First Time Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally by Marcus J. Borg

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Published by HarperSanFrancisco .
Written in English


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Number of Pages336
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Open LibraryOL7279672M
ISBN 100060609192
ISBN 109780060609191

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Reading the Bible Again for the First Time is Marcus Borg's follow-up to Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Like his earlier book, this one is written for lay people whose faith has been frustrated by their misapprehension that fundamentalism's claim to be the one true faith is valid/5().   In Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile a scientific and critical way of thinking with our deepest spiritual needs, leading to an insightful experience of ancient text. This unique book invites every reader—whatever his or her religious background—to engage the Bible, to wrestle with its meaning, to explore its mysteries, and to . In Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile a scientific and critical way of thinking with our deepest spiritual needs, leading to an insightful experience of ancient text. This unique book invites every reader—whatever his or her religious background—to engage the Bible, to wrestle with its meaning, to explore its mysteries, and to understand its relevance.3/5(3).   Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives/5(27).

Reading the Bible (Again) for the First Time book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.   Reading the Bible Again for the First Time Reading the Bible as if you’ve never read it can be quite a task but with this book, Marcus helps along with the process and helps you to see the Bible seriously but not literally. STUDY GUIDE READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: TAKING THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY BUT NOT LITERALLY I want to note that this book was dedicated to the community at Ring Lake Ranch, Dubois Wyoming and Tom Haller (year ). I led a week-long session at Ring Lake in July of Tom Haller who suffered a serious injury inFile Size: KB. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives.3/5(3).

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time is a fabulous book especially for those that struggle with the Old Testament and with Revelations. The author has such a different way of looking at and explaining the scripture but he does not diminish one's faith/5(). Reading the Bible Again for the First Time provides a much-needed solution to the problem of how to have a fully authentic yet contemporary understanding of the scriptures. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting the Bible as something that can bring meaning to our lives. The Bible is unlike any other book in the world. It is actually an anthology, produced by approximately 40 people over more than 1, years. Its human authors are as diverse as shepherds and kings. Yet the book is a cohesive whole, inspired by God (2 Timothy . Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally MARCUS J. BORG Published by HarperSanFrancisco February ().