Tuesday Apr 11, 2023

The Jesus Seminar

Continuing our quest for the quest for the historical Jesus, in this episode we take a look at the Jesus Seminar, and in particular representative scholar Marcus Borg. Dad as usual is the very picture of responsible scholarship. I manage to be not quite as snarky as in the last episode, but given the choice between Borg's milquetoast mystic and Schweitzer's apocalyptic nut, I'm with the latter. Fortunately, it is not a choice we need to make, which should be your takeaway from these two episodes!


1. Wright and Borg, The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

2. Weiss, Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

3. Related episodes: Quest for the Historical Jesus, Resurrection

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