|MARCUS BORG IN SALT LAKE CITY |
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2375 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2007
CHRISTIANITY FOR THE HEART.
Friday, Feb 2, 7:30-9:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE (Feb. 2)
Brief Description: Christians and the church in North America today are deeply
SATURDAY ALL DAY LECTURES (Feb. 3)
1. Morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Brief Break 10:15 - 10:30 AM
2. Morning 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Lunch Break 12:00 NOON - 1:15 PM
3. Afternoon 1:15 - 2:30 PM
Q and A Until 3:00 PM.
SUNDAY MORNING SERMON ( Feb. 4)
Open Hearts and Thin Places. Two metaphors that express much of
Marcus J. Borg (Ph.D., Oxford University) is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Known as one of the leading historical Jesus scholars of this generation, he is the author of ten books, two of which have become best-sellers, Jesus: A New Vision and
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. His most recent publication is The Heart of Christianity: How We Can Be Passionate Believers Today (2003). He has lectured widely in this country (including at the Smithsonian and Chautauqua Institutions) and overseas ( England, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Israel, and South Africa). His books have been translated into German, Dutch, Korean, and French.
An outstanding teacher, Borg has received all of Oregon State University's major awards for teaching, including one from the legislature. He is the first person in the College of Liberal Arts to be designated "Distinguished Professor" by the university. He has twice been President of the CLA Faculty Council.
Borg teaches both lower and upper division courses. His courses include Great Ideas, World-Views and Values in the Bible, Philosophy and Religion, World-Views and Environmental Values,
Great Figures: The Historical Jesus, and a variety of special topics courses.
Borg sees philosophy as primarily concerned with the role of ideas in our lives. "Ideas matter," Borg says, "much more than we commonly think they do - especially our world-views and values, namely our ideas about what is real and how we are to live. We receive such ideas from our culture as we grow up, and unless we examine them, we will not be free persons, but will to a large extent live out the agenda of our socialization."