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Jesus by Marcus J. Borg
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Apr 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read in January, 2011

In this fascinating book, Marcus Borg explores the historical Jesus -- who he was as a human being and what his life was like, as well as who he has become since his death and resurrection and what it means to follow him today. I love the book's emphasis on Jesus as a revolutionary, someone who challenged injustice and sought to bring personal transformation to his followers and to society. The social justice part of Christianity is what resonates most with me and what often seems to be lost (or twisted) among Christians today, so I loved the author's focus on it. It was also fascinating to read more about what life was like at the time of Jesus; it really sheds light on his story and on the Gospels as a whole. The book dragged a bit at times, but overall, I'm so glad I read it.

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