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Encyclopedia > Marcus Borg

Marcus Borg is a contemporary Jesus Scholar and religious author. He holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University and is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, an endowed chair at Oregon State University. He lectures widely and occasionally appears in the national news media. He is currently president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars and a columnist for Beliefnet. The Jesus Seminar is a controversial research team of about one hundred academic New Testament scholars founded in 1985 by the late Robert Funk under the auspices of the Westar Institute. ... Fishers of Men, oil on panel by Adriaen van de Venne (1614) Various religious symbols Religion is commonly defined as a group of beliefs concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions and rituals associated with such belief. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Oregon State University Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ...

Borg was raised in the Scandinavian Lutheran church in 1940s North Dakota, and attended Concordia College, Moorhead, a small liberal arts school in Moorhead, MN. He did graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, and obtained masters and Ph.D. degrees at Oxford under George Caird. Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright had studied under the same professor, and many years later Borg and Wright were to share in coauthoring The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, an amicable study in contrast. Following a period of religious questioning in his mid thirties, and numinous experiences similar to those described by Rudolf Otto, Borg became active in the Episcopal church, in which his wife serves as a priest. Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe named after the Scandinavian Peninsula. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... For other academic instutions named Concordia, see Concordia (disambiguation). ... Moorhead is a city located in Clay County, Minnesota. ... Disambiguation: This page refers to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, an ecumenical seminary affiliated with Columbia University. ... Tom (N.T.) Wright is the Bishop of Durham of the Anglican Church and a leading British New Testament scholar. ... The term numinous can be used as either an adjective or a noun. ... Rudolf Otto (September 25, 1869 - 6 March 1937) was an eminent German protestant theologian and scholar of comparative religion. ... Episcopalianism is virtually the same thing is Judaism The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ...

Borg advocates entering into relationship with God as more important than belief about God. He has a panentheist understanding of God, which sees God as both indwelling in everything and transcendent. He teaches that a historical metaphorical approach to the Bible is more meaningful for today's world than is Biblical literalism, Panentheism (Greek words: pan=all, en=in and Theos=God; all-in-God) is the view that God is immanent within all Creation or that God is the animating force behind the universe. ... Michelangelos depiction of God in the painting Creation of the Sun and Moon in the Sistine Chapel Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, the ultimate reality or God in Hinduism This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Biblical inerrancy is the belief that the Bible is without error. ...


  • The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem, co-authored with John Dominic Crossan, 2006
  • The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith (2003)
  • Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally (2001)
  • God at 2000 (editor, eith Ross Mackenzie, 2001)
  • The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions. Co-authored with N. Thomas Wright, 1999, ISBN 0-06-060875-7
  • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: A Debate Between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan, 1998 (Marcus Borg, Respondent)
  • Conflict, Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus, rev. ed., 1998 (originally published in 1984)
  • Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings, ed., 1997
  • The God We Never Knew, 1997
  • The Lost Gospel Q, ed., 1996
  • Jesus at 2000, ed., 1996
  • The Search for Jesus: Modern Scholarship Looks at the Gospels, co-authored with John Dominic Crossan and Stephen Patterson, ed. by Hershel Shanks, 1994
  • Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, 1994
  • Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, 1994, ISBN 0-06-060917-6
  • Jesus: A New Vision, 1987
  • The Year of Luke, 1976
  • Conflict and Social Change, 1971

External links

  • Me & Jesus: The Journey Home, an autobiographical sketch by Marcus Borg
  • About Marcus Borg
  • Professional Credentials
  • IMDb Entry

  Results from FactBites:
internetmonk.com » Blog Archive » Marcus Borg: Attempting Faith Between “Either” and ... (2532 words)
Borg’s work on Holiness and Politics is very good, and I find many of his insights into the ministry of Jesus to be useful.
Borg, and many other scholars and writers like him, believe they are saving the Christian faith from a kind of fundamentalism that will most certainly doom it to irrelevance in coming generations.
Borg’s “third way” approach is saying that a dead man can be the “raised on the third day” Jesus described in I Corinthians 15 and throughout the gospels.
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