Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Book #2

I guess this should be partly 2008 since I started it during Advent. But I am counting my books when I can add them to my finished shelf.

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus's Birth The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus's Birth by Marcus J. Borg


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
Another interesting offering from Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. I am one of those who take the Bible seriously, but not literally. I would be interested in the reactions to this book of folks who are encountering these theologians for the first time. I don't think I learned anything brand new, perhaps just stated a little differently. The stories are not diminished in any way. In fact I feel as though the truth of the stories is enriched and enhanced.


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1 comment:

Songbird said...

Your review sounds like mine! I know their work is appalling to people who take a more orthodox view of scripture, though.