One of the more prominent scholars of the 20th century has just passed from the scene. Marcus Borg was a liberal scholar famous (and infamous) for being part of the “Jesus seminar.” Like many in Christianity’s left wing, he denied the Resurrection of Jesus and the idea of an afterlife. (One of my ideas for the website I’m working on is to have a “rogues’ gallery” of personages who have done harm to the orthodox and traditional faith of the Christian Church, and Borg would be among the top candidates).
To his credit, he is reputed to have been a genial fellow: “He patiently listened to all sides of the debates and knew the strengths of evangelicalism and historic orthodoxy, even if he pointed more often to weaknesses. Borg was the kind of progressive/liberal theologian who welcomed evangelicals to the table—as long as they would listen, as well” (From article linked below). He was a friend of N. T. Wright, with whom he disagreed on many points.
For now, his soul is in the hands of God, and I wish peace to who were close to him.
For more on his legacy, check out this article from Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/january-web-only/died-marcus-borg-liberal-jesus-scholar-and-friendly-provoca.html?start=2