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How I Learned What Matters Most

By Marcus J. Borg

HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780062269973, 241pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2014


Marcus J. Borg, preeminent theologian and Bible scholar, refects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions and why they matter. the result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today. With each chapter embodying a distinct conviction, Borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us and guide us: God Is Real and a MysterySalvation Is More About This Life Than an AfterlifeThe Bible Can Be True Without Being Literally TrueJesus's Death on the Cross Matters But Not Because He Paid for Our SinsGod Is Passionate About Justice and the PoorTo Love God Is to Love Like God

Rich in wisdom and insight, Convictions is sure to, become a classic of contemporary Christianity.

About the Author
Marcus J. Borg (1942 2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions.