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Excellent and very readable overview of how the historical Jesus was a person of Spirit and how this impacted his ministry during his own social time and what it means for Christians or other persons seeking a Spirit led life. This is not Borg s most famous book on Jesus, yet it is by far my favorite For me this book gives the distilled essence of Borg s approach to Jesus before he starts spinning off in a number of other directions I think this book embodies the best of what the search for the historical Jesus has to offer It takes contemporary methods of scholarship and applies them to the life of Jesus, giving us a much fuller picture Amos Smith author of Healing The Divide Recovering Christianity s Mystic Ro This is not Borg s most famous book on Jesus, yet it is by far my favorite For me this book gives the distilled essence of Borg s approach to Jesus before he starts spinning off in a number of other directions I think this book embodies the best of what the search for the historical Jesus has to offer It takes contemporary methods of scholarship and applies them to the life of Jesus, giving us a much fuller picture Amos Smith author of Healing The Divide Recovering Christianity s Mystic Roots Easy to read and makes sense, especially for a Biblical scholar What can we know about the historical Jesus, apart from the theology developed after his death Two main points He was intensely in touch with the spiritual close relationship with God and actively involved in his society, the Jewish community He was a remarkably free person Free from fear and anxious preocupation, he was free to see clearly and to love His freedom was gounded in Spirit, from which the other central qualit Easy to read and makes sense, especially for a Biblical scholar What can we know about the historical Jesus, apart from the theology developed after his death Two main points He was intensely in touch with the spiritual close relationship with God and actively involved in his society, the Jewish community He was a remarkably free person Free from fear and anxious preocupation, he was free to see clearly and to love His freedom was gounded in Spirit, from which the other central qualities of his life courage, insight, joy, and above all compassion New information for me about the various groups Pharisees, Sadduccees, High Priests, the righteous and unclean, etc So far this book is really interesting it explores what the historical Jesus was most likely really ACTUALLY doing and preaching and drinking Jesus liked his wine as opposed to what the early church decided he was doing and preaching, etc a few centuries after he already died It delves beyond the popular image of Jesus that mainstream churches tend to teach We can only know as much about Jesus for certain as we can about any other ancient historical figure, but it s definitely worth examini So far this book is really interesting it explores what the historical Jesus was most likely really ACTUALLY doing and preaching and drinking Jesus liked his wine as opposed to what the early church decided he was doing and preaching, etc a few centuries after he already died It delves beyond the popular image of Jesus that mainstream churches tend to teach We can only know as much about Jesus for certain as we can about any other ancient historical figure, but it s definitely worth examining someone who has managed to remain so pervasive in our culture for the last few thousand years I have wanted to read this book for some time now, I love reading about the historical Jesus this had been on my list We are all familiar with the risen Lord but for me the foundation of my faith is the Historical Yeshua of Nazareth This book while not overly scholarly or heavy on research is very good at bringing together the historical Jesus the risen Christ in a faithful but not inaccurate way My affection for Marcus Borg is growing with every book of his that I read I have wanted to read this book for some time now, I love reading about the historical Jesus this had been on my list We are all familiar with the risen Lord but for me the foundation of my faith is the Historical Yeshua of Nazareth This book while not overly scholarly or heavy on research is very good at bringing together the historical Jesus the risen Christ in a faithful but not inaccurate way My affection for Marcus Borg is growing with every book of his that I read Sample quote The absence of an image the most common fruit of biblical scholarship in this century leaves us with no clear notion of what it means to take Jesus seriously, no notion of what loyalty might entail, no direction for the life of discipleship But the vision of Jesus as a person of Spirit, deeply involved in the historical crisis of his own time, can shape the church s discipleship today. The author shares a view of Jesus that is sometimes enlightening and other times deflating Borg seems to regard Jesus asa man than a God, and yet his cultural insights were sometimes interesting. &Book ↶ Jesus: A New Vision: Spirit, Culture, and the Life of Discipleship ☔ A thoughtful, well researched historical portrait of Jesus as charismatic, healer, sage, and prophet as spiritual, deeply political, and fully consistent with the gospel presentation The respected Jesus scholar presents a thoughtful and thoroughly researched new vision of Christ and his ministry Accessible and illuminating. Very different for me to read an academic book about Jesus Some new ideas for me to ponder Learned to look at NT withunderstanding of the times.