A discussion of Marcus Borg’s, The Heart of Christianity. A look at “Progressive Christianity” and its impact on traditional beliefs. Marcus Borg (1942 – 2015) was a New Testament scholar, theologian and author who wrote controversial books addressing such important issues as: what is God like? did Jesus rise from the dead? Jesus as an historical figure, and what is the Christian life about? He has been identified as part of the “progressive Christian movement” along with such writers as: Karen Armstrong, Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, Walter Brueggeman, John Domenic Crossan, Richard Rohr, and Henry Nouwen.
As a group we will discuss The Heart of Christianity in which Borg explores how we can be passionate believers today. We will explore and discuss the implications of his approach to Christianity and how it affects our faith.