When Christians doubt the Bible, how do they reconcile their faith with their doubts? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, two religious historians debate the meaning of Jesus. Also, writer Annie Lamott describes her own bumbling search for faith.
Marcus Borg and Tom Wright are the authors of "The Meaning of Jesus," in which they write alternating chapters responding to each other's arguments. They tell Steve Paulson their differing interpretations of the Resurrection, the place of miracles and other aspects of Christian belief. Borg is a member of the Jesus Seminar and teaches religion at Oregon State. Wright is Dean of Lichfield Cathedral.SEGMENT 2:
Writer Anne Lamott comes out of the closet about her belief in God in her new book, "Traveling Mercies." She tells Jim Fleming that she was raised to reject religion, but that she always believed in God. Lamott's books include "Operating Instructions" and "Bird by Bird." Also, Jonathan Kirsch talks with Judith Strasser about some of the X-rated tales in the Bible that challenge the sensibilities of modern readers. His book is called "The Harlot by the Side of the Road."SEGMENT 3:
Science writer Winifred Gallagher tells Steve Paulson why she embarked on a spiritual pilgrimage, and how she got over her belief that smart people don't believe in God. Her new book is "Working on God."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 99-04-04-A.
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