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Conversations with Scripture - The Gospel of Mark (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study) Paperback – July 1, 2009
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"Famed scholar Marcus Borg takes seriously the title of the series as he engages readers in interactive conversation about the Gospel of Mark. Borg offers his own interpretation of the text, at times profound and always provocative, inviting readers to consider their own interpretation along the way."
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Marcus clearly loves "Mark" and sees the Gospel as the closest text we have to the historical Jesus and his central message: God's reign is upon us; here is the way to it.
If you are familiar with Borg and his recent collaborator on popular books like "The Last Week," the more serious Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, you know his familiar themes and controversies.
There are also what I call the "Borgian Code Words." Take the word "rich," as in "rich in meanings," or "rich in symbolic import." When it refers to a passage, it means "never really happened." Take the Baptism of Jesus by John when the heavens opened and a voice from above claimed Jesus was the voice's son. Borg does his tap dance around the fact that believers have traditionally believed it actually happened by reinterpreting the event as wholly symbolic. In this case, the event is some kind of internal vision and "audition" experienced only by Jesus.
Matthew and Luke in their Gospels make it an actual visitation by God, but, says Borg, they are just embellishing Mark who knows it was not a publicly witnessed divine appearance. Typically, and not at all compellingly, Borg goes on to claim that the event as a private experience inside Jesus' head "does not in any way diminish its significance." Of course it does!Read more ›
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I'm going to be using this book in my Bible Study Class. Can't give you a review yet.Published 14 months ago by Marcia B. Worden
Al it seems to do is retell what alreday is in Mark. i was hoping for some analysis of the Gospel.Published 18 months ago by James Sutton
Marcus Borg is an authoritative Bible scholar with a clear, readable writing style. He analyzes the gospel with historical and cultural insights, and relies on the reader reading... Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by William J Phelan