Marcus J. Borg

John Dominic Crossan is Professor Emeritus in its Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago and was Co-Chair of the Jesus Seminar from 1985 to 1996, was Chair of the Parables Seminar in 1972-76, Editor of Semeia. An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism in 1980-86, and Chair of the Historical Jesus Section in 1993-1998, within the Society of Biblical Literature, an international scholarly association for biblical study based in the United States.

 

In the last thirty-five years he has written twenty-three books on the historical Jesus, earliest Christianity, and the historical Paul. Five of them have been national religious bestsellers for a combined total of twenty-four months. The scholarly core of his work is the trilogy from The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (1991) through The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus (1998), to In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom, co-authored with the archaeologist Jonathan L. Reed (2004). His next book, God & Empire, Jesus Against Rome Then and Now, will be published by HarperSanFrancisco in February 2007. His work has also been translated into eleven foreign languages, including Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.

 

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

Celtic CrossThe Contemporary Challenge of Celtic Christianity, or Whom Did the Irish Save and From What?

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

Using images from Celtic Christian churches and ruins in Ireland, noted Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan gives a lecture and workshop presentation on the development of Christianity in Ireland, a parallel development to Roman Christianity and the importance of Celtic Christianity for the church today. Please note: these recordings make many references to slide images shown at the events.

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Contents: Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: March 16 & 17, 2007
Product Code: Lecture-DC004; Workshop-DC005


Paul The World, Life, Theology & Legacy of Paul

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

Of the New Testament’s 27 books, 13 are attributed to Paul and another one, Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, is primarily about him. This totality presents us with a conflicting complex of three different Paul’s: one radical, one liberal and one conservative. Which one is the historical Paul? Are those other alternatives simply pseudo-Pauline, post-Pauline or anti-Pauline? In this evening lecture and Saturday workshop John Dominic Crossan presents his latest research on the world, life, theology and legacy of Paul.

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Contents:Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: February 4 & 5, 2005
Product Code:Lecture-DC001; Workshop-DC002

ResurrectionMemory & the Resurrection of Jesus

Lecture CD: $10

An evening presentation on the role memory played in the development of the written stories on Jesus’ life and 1st Century understanding of the “final” resurrection.

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Contents: Lecture - 1 CD
order recording Date Recorded: September 15, 2000
Product Code: Lecture-DC003

 

 

 

Presentations with Jonathan Reed

Jonathan ReedJonathan Reed is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at University of La Verne, California and co-author with John Dominic Crossan of Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts, and In Search of Paul: How Jesus’ Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom.

Apostle PaulIn Search of Paul: How Jesus' Apostle Opposed Rome's Empire with God's Kingdom

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

Did Paul invent Christianity? Using new historical analysis and the latest archaeological discoveries, one of the world’s eminent historical Jesus scholars and a top Biblical archaeologist present the most recent discoveries about the Apostle Paul. In this lecture and workshop, Crossan and Reed discuss how Paul thought of himself as the thoroughly Jewish champion of the Jesus movement that expected the world to end imminently. They discuss how Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the kingdom of God, a world of justice and equality, against the dominant powers of the Roman world.

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Contents:Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: December 3 & 4, 2004
Product Code:Lecture-CR001; Workshop-CR002

CapernaumExcavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts - Archeology and Incarnation

Lecture CD: $10

Workshop CD: $30

Jonathan Reed, a leading Galilean field archeologist and John Dominic Crossan a renowned historical Jesus scholar, discover the same Jesus at the bedrock of their research. They are coauthors of Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Contents: Lecture - 1 CD; Workshop - 3 CD's
order recording Date Recorded: November 30 & December 1, 2001
Product Code: Lecture-CR003; Workshop-CR004

 

 

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