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Marcus Borg

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Marcus Borg
Borg speaking in Mansfield College chapel
Marcus Joel Borg

(1942-03-11)March 11, 1942
DiedJanuary 21, 2015(2015-01-21) (aged 72)
SpouseMarianne Wells Borg
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisConflict as a Context for Interpreting the Teaching of Jesus[1] (1972)
Doctoral advisorG. B. Caird[2]
InfluencesW. D. Davies
Academic work
Sub-disciplineNew Testament studies
School or tradition
InstitutionsOregon State University

Marcus J. Borg (March 11, 1942 – January 21, 2015) was an American New Testament scholar, theologian and author.[3] He was a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and a former Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. He was a major figure in scholarship related to the historical Jesus.[4][5] He was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Borg died at the age of 72 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from pulmonary fibrosis in Powell Butte, Oregon.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Borg, Marcus J. (1972). Conflict as a Context for Interpreting the Teaching of Jesus (DPhil dissertation). Oxford: University of Oxford. OCLC 43405002.
  2. Alker, Adrian (February 6, 2015). "Professor Marcus Borg". Church Times. London: Hymns Ancient and Modern. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  3. Haught, Nancy: "Belief and meaning: His faith in Jesus doesn't deter Marcus Borg from asking difficult questions about divinity", The Oregonian, 24 March 2007.
  4. Marcus Borg. Explore Faith. Accessed January 21, 2008.
  5. "School of History, Philosophy, and Religion". Oregonstate.edu. Archived from the original on October 30, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. "Marcus Borg, leading liberal theologian and historical Jesus expert, dies at 72". Religious News Service. Retrieved January 22, 2015.