R.I.P. Dr. Marcus J. Borg (1942 – 2015)

“Myth is stories about the way things never were, but always are.”

Marcus Borg

It is very sad to hear of the death of Marcus Borg. He was one of those rare figures

Marcus Borg
Marcus Borg

with a rare gift of communication which always seemed fresh and enlivened with enthusiasm. His work has considerably enriched my understanding of Jesus, Paul and the early church.

Although I never physically met him, I will certainly miss him.

John Dominic Crossan, a close friend of Borg and who collaborated with him on many projects, poignantly drew attention to the final sentence of Marcus’ last book (Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most):

“And the future, including what is beyond our lives? We leave that up to God”

Below is Daniel Gullotta’s response to this sad news and tribute to the man and his work.

R.I.P. Dr. Marcus J. Borg (1942 – 2015).

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