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Marcus Borg, leading liberal theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72

(RNS) Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament, died on Wednesday (Jan. 21). He was 72 and had been suffering from a prolonged illness, friends said. Borg emerged in the 1980s […]

Christian resurrection-deniers are wearisome bunch

By Stephen Rankin, Special Contributor… Lots of good possibilities exist for serious give-and-take between believers and non-believers. I love talking to honest skeptics. But there’s one group I admit I’ve grown weary of: Christian resurrection-deniers. Not resurrection deniers in general, but those who claim to follow Jesus, who blithely assert that thinking people simply cannot […]

Book Review: Chronological New Testament offers study tool

By David N. Mosser, Special Contributor…  Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written Marcus J. Borg HarperOne, 2012 Hardcover, 608 pages When I was a kid, the big biblical question around my church was whether we should read from the King James Version of the Bible or from […]