Marcus J. Borg

Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, OR. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007.

He is the author of eighteen books, including Jesus: A New Vision (1987) and the best-seller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994); The God We Never Knew (1997); The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions (1999); Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001), and The Heart of Christianity (2003), both best-sellers. His newest books are Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (2006), a New York Times Best-Seller; Conversations with Scripture: Mark (2009), and three books co-authored with John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).

 

Center Recordings by this Speaker

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First ChristmasThe First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Birth

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus‘ Birth? Historical Jesus scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan xplore the stories of Jesus’ birth in Matthew and Luke, their First Century meaning and their meanings for us today. According to Borg and Crossan, history has biased our readings of these texts; we are all so familiar with the birth stories that we don’t really hear it anymore. Their lectures help us see the stories afresh and be able to appreciate the powerful message the Gospels contain.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 2 CD's; Workshop - 4 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: February 16 & 17, 2007
Product Code: Lecture-BC001; Workshop-BC002

Borg Book1Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teaching & Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

In this weekend presentation, Marcus Borg discusses how the Gospel portraits of Jesus, historically seen, make sense. Borg takes into account all the recent developments in historical Jesus scholarship, as well as new theories on who Jesus was and how the Gospels reflect that.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: February 16 & 17, 2007
Product Code: Lecture-MB007; Workshop-MB008


Borg Book2The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’ Final Week in Jerusalem

Workshop CD: $20

Using the gospel of Mark as a guide, Marcus Borg presents a day-by-day account of Jesus’ final week, from his entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the events that led to his arrest and execution. Borg also reflects on the significance of Holy Saturday and the world shattering event of resurrection in this weekend workshop.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Workshop - 2 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: April 15, 2006
Product Code: MB006


Borg Book5Christ and Culture Today: A Tale of Two Cities

Lecture CD: $10

How are we to respond to the Biblical call to “do justice” in our modern world? Do we follow Caeser or Christ? Borg explores these questions and others in this series of lectures on the Biblical understanding of God’s justice.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 1 CD
order recording Date Recorded: March 28, 2003
Product Code: MB004


justiceDoing Justice Today: Locally, Nationally, Globally

Workshop CD: $30

How are we to respond to the Biblical call to “do justice” in our modern world? Do we follow Caeser or Christ? Borg explores these questions and others in this series of lectures on the Biblical understanding of God’s justice.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: March 29, 2003
Product Code: MB005

Borg Book4The Heart of Christianity

Lecture CD: $10
What does it mean to be Christian in our time? A portrait of Christianity as metaphor and sacrament of God, and of the personal and political transformation at the center of the Christian life. This evening lecture premiered Dr. Borg’s new book, The Heart of Christianity.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 1 CD
order recording Date Recorded: October 24, 2003
Product Code: MB003

Borg Book3Seeing the Bible Again: What’s at Stake?

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

A presentation on the different lenses we use to view Biblical stories and the role these lenses play in shaping our understanding of Scripture, God and our relationship to both.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: February 16 & 17, 2007
Product Code: Lecture-MB001; Workshop-MB002

 

 

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