The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus

The Jesus Puzzle Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus During three years of exposure on the World Wide Web where he has presented convincing evidence on a half a million word website that no historical Jesus existed to enthusiastic and not so enthusi

  • Title: The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus
  • Author: Earl Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780968925911
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • During three years of exposure on the World Wide Web, where he has presented convincing evidence, on a half a million word website, that no historical Jesus existed, to enthusiastic and not so enthusiastic reaction from around the globe, Earl Doherty s first published book has been eagerly awaited The wait will not disappoint In a highly attractive product the cover iDuring three years of exposure on the World Wide Web, where he has presented convincing evidence, on a half a million word website, that no historical Jesus existed, to enthusiastic and not so enthusiastic reaction from around the globe, Earl Doherty s first published book has been eagerly awaited The wait will not disappoint In a highly attractive product the cover itself is stunning , the author presents all the details of his argument in an immensely readable and accessible format.

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    1. In The Jesus Puzzle, Earl Doherty proves Jesus Christ never existed. He does this by analyzing the New Testament and other Christian writings of the time which reveal Christianity was created by combining Greek philosophy with Jewish mysticism and that the biographical information about Jesus was added later on.First, he examines the Epistles of Paul, which were written earlier than the gospels, and shows that Paul never considered Jesus to be an actual historical person, but rather a spiritual [...]


    2. The idea that Jesus never actually existed as a physical, earthly person is an idea that is controversial enough - and important enough - to merit a good old-fashioned, sit-down read. Doherty makes a number of interesting arguments, which if true, would appear to make a mockery out of the Christian scriptural tradition - namely, that (apart from the gospels that tell the earthly life of Jesus), no early Christian writings, including the sum total of the entire rest of the New Testament, appears [...]


    3. Doherty presents a compelling case for the non-historicity of Jesus of Nazareth. From the Pauline epistles to canonical gospels to the gnostic gospels, he explores apologist writings of the time. In addition, he also has thoroughly researched non-Christian historians of the time and finds that they knew nothing of a Jesus of Nazareth. The name 'Jesus', in its original translation, means 'anointed one'. The original followers of the religion did not know of a Jesus of Nazareth. Their religion was [...]


    4. Having dabbled in some of the online works regarding Jesus mythicism about a decade ago, but not pursuing it much further, in the last couple of years I’ve rekindled that interest and begun reading both sides of the debate. I decided that prior to reading Dr. Carrier’s magnum opus on the topic (“On the Historicity of Jesus”), that I would first read the book that piqued Dr. Carrier’s interest enough to take on the historicity challenge – Doherty’s book here, “The Jesus Puzzle.” [...]


    5. I understand that this is a question that might be central to many, and I appreciate the hard work that Doherty made to come up with the conclusion that I won't ruin the book for you.Anyway, in my opinion, this question is just interesting from an historical perspective, but from a religious one, well, who cares if Jesus existed physically or not. If he did, whoever he was, he was not the son of any god, because there is no god, nobody can be born out of a virgin, nobody can walk on water, nobod [...]


    6. This is powerful stuff. Persuasive arguments on a consequential topic. I wish it got more attention generally. If there are substantive arguments that Doherty's wrong, I'd love to be able to consider them. Doherty defies the common view on this question, and if the common view is actually correct, I'd like to know why. If Doherty is as right as he seems, though, widespread consensus imagines a total fiction to be historical truth, with staggering consequences.Right now, I wish everyone would rea [...]


    7. Information packed book worth reading. Appreciated the insights, summations of available information, and especially found Mark/Midrash fascinating. Not completely convinced of the Q hypothesis. Considering how many topics are placed in about 300 pages, I would recommend the book as a springboard for further investigation.


    8. An impressive study that investigates whether Jesus ever existed. If you are interested in the current Jesus studies, this book is recommended.


    9. Excellent book on the amalgamation of different currency in religion to form another religion. I love books like these.


    10. Christianity as we know it, says the author, was born when a single man, the author of the book of Mark, created a narrative which combined two current religious traditions--the Jerusalem tradition and the Galilean tradition. The Jerusalem tradition is portrayed in the epistles in which Christ is crucified and ressurected in the mythic realm, a figure who has little resemblance to the itinerate preacher from Nazareth--the Galilean tradition. I was also intrigued by author's discussion of the con [...]


    11. I found this to be a fascinating exploration of the origins of christianity in literature Doherty in this tour de force volume of scholarship presents a view unfamiliar to the general public - that contrary to the constant speculating about 'what Jesus would do' or 'what was the real Star of Bethlehem' that the figure of Jesus was most likely not based on the life and career of a real man in Judea in the 1st century AD. This book is a milestone in religious studies and is destined to become a so [...]









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