Jesus at 2000 E-mail Debate

During the Lenten season of 1996, Harper San Francisco publishing company sponsored an e-mail debate which explored the significance of the historical Jesus for Christian faith. The seven-week debate took place between John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, both members of the Jesus Seminar, and Luke Timothy Johnson, the Seminar's foremost critic. Here are the messages from this contentious and intense debate. Each week except for the last consisted of a main message from one of the participants and replies from the other two.

Week 1 


Week 2 


Week 3 


Week 4 


Week 5 


Week 6 


Week 7 

The Conversation Continued:

Click here for a transcript of a teleconference in which Marcus Borg, Luke Timothy Johnson, Deirdre Good, N.T. Wright, and John Dominic Crossan continued the converstation begun in the Jesus 2000 debate.