Jesus at 2000
Edited by Marcus Borg
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Jesus at 2000 by Marcus Borg
Book DescriptionOn February 9-10, 1996, six internationally known Jesus scholars participated in the first national symposium to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Talking about the historical, religious, and cultural significance of Jesus, these scholars drew mass media attention and inspired a phenomenally successful follow-up discussion group on the Internet. Jesus at 2000 makes the symposium available to those seeking an introduction to the controversial historical study of Jesus and Christian origins and to those wishing to examine the intricacies of this New Testament scholarship more carefully.In addition to the papers presented by Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Alan F. Segal, Harvey Cox, Karen Jo Torjesen, and Huston Smith, this book includes questions from the symposium as well as a concluding chapter that introduces the historical study of Jesus and Christian origins to the newly curious. Readers will appreciate the wide range of perspectives offered, from historical Jesus scholarship to Jewish studies, early Christian history, world religions, and religion and culture. Written for a general audience, the book will be useful in both academic and church settings for those wanting to know what the academy is saying about Jesus.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813332536
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 17-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Jesus and Buddha, Paperback (March 2009)
How could Jesus, living five hundred years after Buddha and three thousand miles from India, espouse the same teachings? This title explores this enigma as it traces the life stories and beliefs of Christ and Buddha, inviting you to discover for yourself the single message in their dual teaching.
Jesus, Paperback (January 2008)View all books by Marcus Borg
Borg reveals a new way of seeing Jesus and Christianity--a new perspective that can overcome the differences between the literalists and progressives, a path that emphasizes following "the way" of Jesus.
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Author Biography - Marcus Borg
Marcus J. Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University. He is the author of seven books, including the best-selling Jesus: A New Vision (1987) and Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994).
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