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Christianity Before Christ

Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : John Jackson
Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
Release : 2020-12-22
ISBN : 9781635619263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Christianity Before Christ, comparative religion scholar John G Jackson explores ancient traditions from many societies, asserting that Christianity is the recasting of beliefs which are older and pervasive through many cultures.

Christianity Before Christ

Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : John G. Jackson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN : 9781603867337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An unabridged, unedited printing of J. G. Jackson's pamphlet 'Christianity Before Christ' -

Christianity Before Christ

Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : John G. Jackson
Publisher : Martino Fine Books
Release : 2015-07-18
ISBN : 9781614278481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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2015 Reprint of 1938 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This early pamphlet is Jackson's first discussion of this important topic, one that he would go on to elaborate upon for the remainder of his life. In it he expounds upon his Afrocentric view that most great ideas had their origin in Africa, especially Egypt. Was there Christianity before Christ? Dr. Jackson explores African culture and reveals how the elements that went into the makings of Christianity did in fact exist thousands of years before the religion 'Christianity' was officially established.

Our Sun god Or Christianity Before Christ

Our Sun god  Or  Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : John Denham Parsons
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Our Sun god Or Christianity Before Christ book written by John Denham Parsons, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Jesus Before Christianity

Jesus Before Christianity Book
Author : Albert Nolan
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 1570754047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well. In a new preface, Nolan reflects on recent work in Christology and how a book written in South Africa in 1976 still has a message for people today.

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviors

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviors Book
Author : Kersey Graves
Publisher : Cosimo Classics
Release : 2016-03-10
ISBN : 1616409916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Khrisna of India. Thammuz of Syria. Esus of the Celtic Druids. Mithra of Persia. Quexalcoati of Mexico. All were crucified gods, and all met their fates hundreds of years before Jesus appeared on the scene. In this foundational work of modern atheism, American spiritualist KERSEY GRAVES (1813-1883) breaks the Christ myth down into its component parts and ably demonstrates how the story of Jesus has its roots in the depths of antiquity. Here you'll read about the surprising prevalence throughout global folklore of: . the miraculous and immaculate conception of the gods . stars that point out the time and place of a savior's birth . angels, shepherds, and magi visiting an infant savior . the 25th of December as the universal birth date of gods . saviors who descend into Hell . and much more. This is essential reading for students of comparative mythology and modern freethinkers. Also available from Cosimo: Graves's The Biography of Satan and The Bible of Bible.

After Jesus Before Christianity

After Jesus Before Christianity Book
Author : Erin Vearncombe,Brandon Scott,Hal Taussig,Westar Institute, The
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-11-02
ISBN : 0063062178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the creative minds of the scholarly group behind the groundbreaking Jesus Seminar comes this provocative and eye-opening look at the roots of Christianity that offers a thoughtful reconsideration of the first two centuries of the Jesus movement, transforming our understanding of the religion and its early dissemination. Christianity has endured for more than two millennia and is practiced by billions worldwide today. Yet that longevity has created difficulties for scholars tracing the religion’s roots, distorting much of the historical investigation into the first two centuries of the Jesus movement. But what if Christianity died in the fourth or fifth centuries after it began? How would that change how historians see and understand its first two hundred years? Considering these questions, three Bible scholars from the Westar Institute summarize the work of the Christianity Seminar and its efforts to offer a new way of thinking about Christianity and its roots. Synthesizing the institute’s most recent scholarship—bringing together the many archaeological and textual discoveries over the last twenty years—they have found: There were multiple Jesus movements, not a singular one, before the fourth century There was nothing called Christianity until the third century There was much more flexibility and diversity within Jesus’s movement before it became centralized in Rome, not only regarding the Bible and religious doctrine, but also understandings of gender, sexuality and morality. Exciting and revolutionary, After Jesus Before Christianity provides fresh insights into the real history behind how the Jesus movement became Christianity. After Jesus Before Christianity includes more than a dozen black-and-white images throughout.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ Book
Author : Paula Fredriksen
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0300164106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

Our Sun God

Our Sun God Book
Author : John Denham Parsons
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2020-01-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Our Sun God Or Christianity Before Christ" traces down the origins of the Judeo-Christian monotheism and the idea of one God. The author presents numerous similarities between the sole Judeo-Christian God and various forms of sun gods. From a Broad Church Point of View Pauline Christianity From a Gnostic Point of View Christianity in Existence Before Christ The Beginning The Hebrew Scriptures The Sun-god Iaou (Jehovah) Non-Jewish Evidence Concerning Iaou The Origin and Date of Genesis The Sun-god of the New Testament Sun-god Worship in the Days of the Fathers The Sun-god of Philosophy

Jesus Before Christianity

Jesus Before Christianity Book
Author : Albert Nolan
Publisher : St Pauls BYB
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9788171098224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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[The author's] portrait of Jesus introduces us to the man as he was before he became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of his time - which are the real problems of our time as well.-Back cover.

Christians in Asia before 1500

Christians in Asia before 1500 Book
Author : Ian Gilman,Hans-Joachim Klimkeit
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1136109781
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The history of Christianity in Asia is little dealt with either by Church historians or by historians of religion. It is generally unknown, even amongst theologians, that there was a long history of Christianity in Persia, India, Central Asia and China before the appearance on the scene of the first missionaries from the West. A systematic history of the Christian Church in Asia before 1500 is needed. Drawing on material hitherto unknown in the English speaking world, this is a timely and important book because there is a heightened interest today in the early forms of Asian Christianity. The Church in Asia today seeks to find forms of religious expression that are in harmony with Asian culture as was the case in the earlier period. The book covers the period up to 1500 CE. The geographical areas dealt with are Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, Central and South East Asia, China and Japan. The book takes into account the outward development of the Church in these areas as well as the inner, theological issues.

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth Book
Author : John G. Jackson
Publisher : Echo Point+ORM
Release : 2018-12-17
ISBN : 1648371116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A classic resource that connects the cardinal doctrines of Christianity to their origins in the ancient civilizations that preceded the religion. In Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth, John G. Jackson sources the pagan origins of Christian doctrine with particular focus on the creation and atonement myths. Rooted in historical facts, Jackson’s claims are steeped in research and demonstrate how Christianity synthesizes the rituals, beliefs, and characteristics of savior gods from ancient Egyptian, Greek, Aztec, and Hindu origins. Initially published in 1941, this concise introduction remains an insightful contribution to comparative religion studies.

The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles Book
Author : P.D. James
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
ISBN : 0857861077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

Jesus Christ Sun of God

Jesus Christ  Sun of God Book
Author : David Fideler
Publisher : Quest Books
Release : 1993-10-01
ISBN : 9780835606967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The early Christian Gnosis did not spring up in isolation, but drew upon earlier sources. In this book, many of these sources are revealed for the first time. Special emphasis is placed on the Hellenistic doctrine of the "Solar Logos" and the early Christian symbolism which depicted Christ as the Spiritual Sun, the illumination source of order, harmony, and spiritual insight. Based on 15 years of research, this is a unique book which throws a penetrating light on the secret traditions of early Christianity. It clearly demonstrates that number is at the heart of being. Jesus Christ, Sun of God, illustrates how the Christian symbolism of the Spiritual Sun is derived from numerical symbolism of the "ancient divinities."

How Jesus Became Christian

How Jesus Became Christian Book
Author : Barrie Wilson
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-07-16
ISBN : 0307375846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In How Jesus Became Christian, Barrie Wilson asks "How did a young rabbi become the god of a religion he wouldn’t recognize, one which was established through the use of calculated anti-Semitism?" Colourfully recreating the world of Jesus Christ, Wilson brings the answer to life by looking at the rivalry between the "Jesus movement," informed by the teachings of Matthew and adhering to Torah worship, and the "Christ movement," headed by Paul, which shunned Torah. Wilson suggests that Paul’s movement was not rooted in the teachings and sayings of the historical Jesus, but solely in Paul’s mystical vision of Christ, a man Paul actually never met. He then shows how Paul established the new religion through anti-Semitic propaganda, which ultimately crushed the Jesus Movement. Sure to be controversial, this is an exciting, well-written popular religious history that cuts to the heart of the differences between Christianity and Judaism, to the origins of one of the world’s great religions and, ultimately, to the question of who Jesus Christ really was – a Jew or a Christian.

Red Pill Gospel

Red Pill Gospel Book
Author : Forrest Maready
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-04-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As Christianity, the world's most popular religion, approaches its 2,000-year anniversary, more have begun to question mainstream dogma than ever before. Whether political corruption, scientific fraud, medical tyranny, or many other topics, humans are waking up to the fact that much of what they were promised to be true was instead deception-lies meant to cloud the truth and give power to those who deceived them. This realization has caused many to question whether global warming is a man-made phenomenon. It has caused millions of parents to reconsider vaccines-once considered a sacrosanct rite of passage for any newborn child. What if the Christianity we were taught was similarly misrepresented? Within a few hundred years after the resurrection of Jesus, distortions began to creep into Christianity from the pagan belief systems which surrounded it. Over the course of hundreds of years, man-made doctrines have accumulated and warped the Christian faith so drastically many of its early believers would scarcely recognize it. The world's most popular religion is a far cry from the message Jesus preached through villages and towns during his ministry. For those unafraid to look, Red Pill Gospel peels back the layers of lies man has added to the gospel and reveals the beautiful hope inside.

The Messiah Before Jesus

The Messiah Before Jesus Book
Author : Yiśra·el Ḳnohl,Israel Knohl
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2000-10-12
ISBN : 9780520215924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offering readers a fascinating glimpse of life and religious belief in first-century Palestine, the author analyzes the mysterious "suffering servant" described in the Dead Sea scrolls, a messianic figure with remarkable similarities to Jesus.

Christ Circumcised

Christ Circumcised Book
Author : Andrew S. Jacobs
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2012-05-28
ISBN : 0812206517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the first full-length study of the circumcision of Jesus, Andrew S. Jacobs turns to an unexpected symbol—the stereotypical mark of the Jewish covenant on the body of the Christian savior—to explore how and why we think about difference and identity in early Christianity. Jacobs explores the subject of Christ's circumcision in texts dating from the first through seventh centuries of the Common Era. Using a diverse toolkit of approaches, including the psychoanalytic, postcolonial, and poststructuralist, he posits that while seeming to desire fixed borders and a clear distinction between self (Christian) and other (Jew, pagan, and heretic), early Christians consistently blurred and destabilized their own religious boundaries. He further argues that in this doubled approach to others, Christians mimicked the imperial discourse of the Roman Empire, which exerted its power through the management, not the erasure, of difference. For Jacobs, the circumcision of Christ vividly illustrates a deep-seated Christian duality: the fear of and longing for an other, at once reviled and internalized. From his earliest appearance in the Gospel of Luke to the full-blown Feast of the Divine Circumcision in the medieval period, Christ circumcised represents a new way of imagining Christians and their creation of a new religious culture.

History of Christianity

History of Christianity Book
Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-03-27
ISBN : 1451688512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books). In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year AD 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.