Speaking Christian : Recovering the Lost Meaning of Christian Words, Paperback

Speaking Christian : Recovering the Lost Meaning of Christian Words Paperback

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Marcus Borg takes some of the key words in the Christian dictionary and exposes the negative and unhelpful connotations they still carry today.

At the same time, he goes back to the Bible and unpacks their meaning in a way that is both more faithful to the teaching of Jesus and more relevant to his followers today.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
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  • Category: Christian theology
  • ISBN: 9780281065080



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A crucial case study in how the meanings of words change and how the contemporary reader assumes an objective truth that is socially and culturally constructed. All the more powerful as the writer starts from mainstream Christianity but challenges the conservative and limited views of these views without abandoning the core of the faith.

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