Jesus by Marcus J. Borg
When I saw Eva’s review of Marcus J. Borg’s Jesus over at A Striped Armchair last April, I knew I had to read it. Not only did Eva like it (a good point in a book’s favor for me), but it sounded absolutely fascinating to me. Moving around a lot as a kid left me without a lot of the more traditional religious education other Christian kids get, so it sounded like a perfect way to both fill in my gaps and take a look at the teachings of Jesus in his historical context.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
While president, [Thomas Jefferson] spent some evenings with the gospels and a pair of scissors cutting out the parts that in his judgment did not go back to Jesus. (One wonders what would happen if a president were to do this today.)
pg. 13 of Jesus by Marcus J. Borg.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!
The Literary Horizon is taking a look at two books about religion that have caught my eye–especially since they discuss Jesus and the very concept of God in a historical context. Let’s dive right in!