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            MARCUS BORG  IN SALT LAKE CITY
 

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2375 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2007
 
     

        REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED for FRIDAY & SATURDAY FOR
ADULTS AND ALL CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS

REGISTRATION FOR INFANT/TODDLER CARE AND FOR CHILDREN's 
PROGRAM (AGES 4 - 11) ARE AVAILABLE ON A SINGLE FORM
    
 
 
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FEES

Adults
Friday evening , February 2  -  $15
Saturday, including Box Lunch,  February 3  -  $40
Entire Event, including Saturday Box Lunch  -  $50

Children
Friday evening, February 2 - $10
Saturday, including Lunch, February 3 - $30
Entire Event, including Saturday Lunch - $35

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OR
PRINT REGISTRATION FORM AT HOME AND MAIL IN WITH CHECK.

(Keep all the informational portion of the Registration brochure - Mail only the FORM portion.)

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY FOR THE HEART. 
AND THE HEAD.

Friday, Feb 2, 7:30-9:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 4, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE (Feb. 2) 
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Two Visions of Christianity Today:  Seeing the Difference,
Building Bridges

 

Brief Description:  Christians and the church in North America today are deeply
divided by two very different visions of Christianity, including ways of seeing the
Bible, the Christian tradition, and the Christian life. The lecture describes these two
visions of Christianity, clarifying the differences and seeking points of commonality. 


 

 

SATURDAY ALL DAY LECTURES (Feb. 3)
Seeing the Christian Life Again 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

1. Morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
    What Ails Us? The Need for Personal Transformation
   
Q and A Until 10:15 AM.

   Brief Break 10:15 - 10:30 AM

2. Morning 10:30 - 11:45 AM
    What Ails Us? The Need for Political Transformation
   
Q and A Until  12:00 Noon.


   Lunch Break 12:00 NOON - 1:15 PM

3. Afternoon 1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Transformation: Prayer, Worship, and Practice

    Q and A Until 3:00 PM.


 

 

SUNDAY MORNING SERMON (Feb. 4
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Open Hearts and Thin Places. Two metaphors that express much of
what is central to Christian life and to our life together as church.

Coffee Break  10:00 - 10:30  AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Discussion between Dr. Borg and interested persons


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GET BOOKS BY BORG  for  20% DISCOUNT from CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH         

 

BOOKS  BY  BORG:

  • The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem, Borg & Crossan (2006)
  • Jesus: An Emerging Vision for an Emerging Christianity (2005)
  • Mark: the First Gospel (2005)
  • The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith (2003)
  • Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001)
  • God at 2000 (editor, Keith Ross Mackenzie, 2001) 
  • The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions.  Co-authored with N. Thomas Wright, 1999
  • Conflict, Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus, rev. ed., 1998 (originally published in 1984)
  • The God We Never Knew (1997) -  Publisher's Weekly calls it "one of the ten best books in religion this year"
  • Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings, ed., 1997
  • The Lost Gospel Q, ed., 1996
  • Jesus at 2000, ed., 1996
  • Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994) - the single best selling book by a Jesus scholar of today
  • The Search for Jesus: Modern Scholarship Looks at the Gospels, co-authored with John Dominic Crossan
    and Stephen Patterson, ed. by Hershel Shanks, 1994
  • Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, 1994  
  • Jesus: A New Vision (1987)  
  • The Year of Luke, 1976
  • Conflict and Social Change, 1971

BOOKS by BORG AND OTHER BOOKS WILL BE AVAILALBE
DURING THE ENTIRE EVENT.

 BORG WILL SIGN BOOKS DURING SOME BREAKS

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BORG:  The  Man

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."

 

 

 

 
Borg 's view of Jesus throughout his life; Further background and information on Borg; Borg as a scholar and teacher, and more.

 

 

 


Dr. Kim Hissong, Chair of CUMC Borg Committee, with Dr. Marcus Borg at Hope UMC in Colorado, Feb. 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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