Who Was Jesus?

Taking Jesus Seriously

by Dr. Marcus J. Borg

So what does it mean to stand up for Jesus? What does it mean to jump up and down for Jesus? What does it mean to take him seriously? What does it mean to follow him?

Drawing upon my study of the historical Jesus, of the Pre-Easter Jesus, it seems to me that a life that takes Jesus seriously would have two primary focal points, and that is what I want to talk about today...

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Jesus and the Christian Life

by Dr. Marcus J. Borg

I want to begin with a brief centering prayer. The prayer I'm going to use comes from Celtic Christianity, that form of Christianity that flourished in Ireland and Scotland and, to some extent, Wales, beginning in the Sixth Century. This is from the Celtic Book of Daily Prayer...

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Suggested Books

Who Is Jesus? by John Dominic Crossan & Richard G. Watts

Who on Earth was Jesus? The Modern Quest for the Jesus of History by David Boulton

The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant by John Dominic Crossan

The Historical Jesus:  A Comprehensive Guide, by Gerd Theissen & Annette Merz

The God of Jesus: The Historical Jesus and the Search for Meaning, by Stephen J. Patterson

Profiles of Jesus, by Roy W. Hoover, ed.

Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, by Marcus J. Borg

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, by Marcus J. Borg

The Elusive Messiah: A Philosophical Overview of the Quest for the Historical Jesus, by Raymond Martin

Jesus as a Figure in History: How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee, by Mark Allen Powell

Jesus: The Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary, by Marcus J. Borg

Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, by Bart D. Ehrman