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Marcus Borg: 'The Essence of Christianity is Transformation' June 13, 2014
By the time Marcus Borg turned 12, a particular understanding of what it meant to be Christian had formed in his mind. It went something like this: Jesus died to pay for our sins, so that we can be forgiven and go to Heaven--but only if we really believe in him. Now 72, he no longer thinks of Christianity as focused on belief, or thinks of Jesus as a kind of surrogate debt-payer. Today he says the heart of faith is transformation--of ourselves, and of the world. 

Marcus Borg, author of Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most