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Marcus Borg, Leading Liberal Theologian And Historical Jesus Expert, Dies At 72

posted on January 22, 2015

David Gibson of Religion News Service reports, “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.” Borg is best known for bringing an historical perspective to the study of Jesus, and his work has had a great influence on other scholars in the field. “Spanning the study of Jesus and a wide variety of subjects, Marcus shaped the conversation about Jesus, the church, and Scripture in powerful ways over the space of four decades,” said Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr., of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Read at Religion News Service