I was brought up to think about sacred and ancient scripture as the “inspired” Word of God. Marcus Borg (1942-2015) has said it as clearly as any scholar when he says:
I see the Bible as a human response to God,” Borg wrote. “Rather than seeing God as Scripture’s ultimate author, I see the Bible as the response of these two ancient communities (the Hebrews and the early Christians) to their experience of God.
I appreciate the brief article offered by Bill Uhrich paying tribute to this scholar who looked at sacred scripture as God’s inspired Word. Recognizing there will be those who disagree with this assessment, I need to be honest in sharing that Borg makes a log of sense.
Marcus Borg will be missed.
 “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally.”, 2001