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THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: AUTHOR MARCUS BORG

by Gerry McCarthy

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Marcus Borg is the author of the best-selling book The Heart of Christianity. Currently he is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. He was an active member of the Jesus Seminar when it focused on the historical Jesus. Some of his other books include: Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, and The Last Week co-authored with John Dominic Crossan.

     Borg’s new book Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary was just published by HarperSanFrancisco. I reached him in Portland, Oregon.

Gerry McCarthy: In Jesus you write: "the Christian life is about personal transformation into the likeness of Christ (from one degree to another, as Paul put it); and it is about participation in God’s passion for the kingdom of God. The personal and political are brought together in ‘the way of the cross,’ –an image of personal transformation and confrontation with the domination systems of this world." What are the domination systems you think Christians must first confront today?

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