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Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore. He was 72. He had been battling idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to a statement from Oregon State University. Borg, a professor of religion and culture for 28 years at the university, was associated with the Jesus Seminar, a group of Bible experts who met twice a year to determine what quotes attributed to Jesus in the Bible were authentic. The group, which started with 35 scholars and grew to include 200, concluded that only...

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