Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally
Growing numbers of Christians both inside and outside the organized church are unwilling to abandon the modern world of science and critical thinking in order to believe, and are searching for an enlightened, modern way to understand their faith and the Bible. Leading biblical expert Marcus Borg... Expand offers them a bold new understanding of scripture that respects both tradition and reality. Covering all the essential texts of the Old and New Testaments, Borg demonstrates how such stories as Adam and Eve, the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Gospel miracles, and even the Resurrection are not historical reports as much as vital teaching stories about our relationship with God and Jesus. Moving away from the narrow literalism that drives so many away from the profound richness of the Bible, this groundbreaking book blends the best of biblical scholarship with a profound concern for authentic Christian faith and how it can be lived today.