Conflict, Holiness, and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus  -     By: Marcus J. Borg, N.T. Wright
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Conflict, Holiness, and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus

Trinity Press International / 1998 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Trinity Press International
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.80 (inches)
ISBN: 156338227X
ISBN-13: 9781563382277

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Originally published in 1984, this extraordinary work has until now been available only in an expensive library edition. The present edition has been completely updated and redesigned, and includes an extended new introduction by Marcus Borg that relates the book's central arguments to subsequent Jesus scholarship. A foreword by N.T. Wright characterizes the book as one of the foundational works in the "third quest" for the historical Jesus. In the book, Marcus Borg argues that conflict between a politics of holiness and a politics of compassion, and their implications for Israel, resides at the center of Jesus' activity and teaching. He emphasizes several features that have since become central to Jesus scholarship: the importance of Jesus' inclusive meal practice, a non-apocalyptic paradigm for understanding Jesus, and Jesus as a social prophet and boundary-breaker. Marcus J. Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University. He is the author of nine books, including Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, also published by Trinity Press.

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