Marcus Borg and the Bible

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.[1]

I appreciate the brief article offered by Bill Uhrich[2] 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.

[1]  “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally.”, 2001


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