Borg, Marcus J.
Wright, N. T.
: 1283197359 9786613197351 0567384063
: London, [England] ; New York, New York : Continuum,
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Originally published in 1984, this extraordinary work has until now been available only in an expensive library edition. The present edition has been completely updated and redesigned, and includes an extended new introduction by Marcus Borg that relates the book's central arguments to subsequent Jesus scholarship. A foreword by N.T. Wright characterizes the book as one of the foundational works in the third quest for the historical Jesus.In the book, Marcus Borg argues that conflict between a politics of holiness and a politics of compassion, and their implications for Israel, resides at the