Marcus J. Borg (Ph.D., Oxford University) is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture. Known as one of the leading historical Jesus scholars of this generation, he is the author of nine books, two of which have become best-sellers, Jesus: A New Vision and Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. He has lectured widely in this country and overseas. His books have been translated into German, Dutch, Korean, and French.
An outstanding teacher, Borg has received all of OSU'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.