An interview with Marcus Borg about the Bible, theology, and more.

January 4, 2013

Marcus Borg talks about the chronological Bible and much more.
Marcus Borg, a professor at Oregon State University who is an acclaimed Jesus scholar, is interviewed for Religion Dispatches by Pastor Candace Chellew-Hodge, the founder and editor of Whosoever, an online magazine for LGBT Christians. Borg talks about his latest book, Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written. He also has plenty to say about politics and social justice: “The Bible is one massive protest against the ancient domination system, which makes it a very political document. . . . .” Borg says that it’s difficult for him “to imagine how anybody who has seen what the Bible and Jesus are about could vote for policies that actually maintain or increase the wealth of those at the top in our day.”

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni is an independent scholar, writer, and editor. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992).

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