The Historic Jesus and Moral Courage
Dr. Marcus J. Borg was Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he held the Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007. He was a best-selling author of twenty books, including Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994), Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001), Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (2006), Putting Away Childish Things (2010), and Evolution of the Word (2012). Described by The New York Times as “a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars,” Borg has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Dateline, PBS’s Newshour, ABC’s Evening News and Prime Time with Peter Jennings, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and several National Geographic programs. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he has been national chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and co-chair of its International New Testament Program Committee, and is past president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.