Skip to main content

Christianity Before Christ

In Order to Read Online or Download Christianity Before Christ Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Our Sun God

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

GET BOOK

Book Description :

"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

Christianity Before Christ

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

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviors Or Christianity Before Christ

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviors  Or  Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : Kersey Graves
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2019-11-19
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors; Or, Christianity Before Christ" by Kersey Graves. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Christianity Before Christ

Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : Charles John Stone
Publisher :
Release : 2017-07-21
ISBN : 9783337262730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Christianity before Christ - Prototypes of our faith and culture is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1885. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Our Sun God Or Christianity Before Christ

Our Sun God  Or  Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : John Denham Parsons
Publisher : General Books
Release : 2009-12
ISBN : 9781151596451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Subtitle: A Demonstration That, as the Fathers Admitted, Our Religion Existed Before Our Era and Even in Pre-Historic Times Publisher: J.D. Parsons Publication date: 1895 Subjects: Christianity Sun Sun-worship Sun worship Juvenile Nonfiction / Science

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviours Christianity Before Christ

The World s Sixteen Crucified Saviours Christianity Before Christ Book
Author : Kersey Graves
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-02-22
ISBN : 9781543259391
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Kersey Graves' groundbreaking treatise, arguing against the existence of Jesus Christ with the citation of fifteen precedents with striking similarities, remains popular and controversial to this day. Published in 1875, Graves' thesis was among the most divisive of its time. Already rocked by the newly-published theory of evolutionary science, which directly contradicted the Biblical telling of man's creation, the Christian church found itself further assailed by skeptics who doubted the very existence of Jesus Christ. Kelsey Graves authored the most comprehensive criticism of the time, compiling from existing chronicles this thesis: that the genesis of Christianity existed before Christ himself. The central notion put forth in this book is that there were a total of sixteen crucified individuals from a variety of different ancient belief systems, all of whom provided a model for Jesus Christ. Their birth dates, events in their lives, sentiments which they voiced, miracles which they performed, and of course the circumstances of their death bear great resemblance to the Jesus Christ of the Christian gospels. Thus, Christ as we know him was a heavily derivative product of millennia of religious thought, rather than a credible and distinct figure in his own right. Although not without flaws - Graves is patchy in citing the dates and publication details of his sources - The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviours is an effective summary and expansion of investigations which had ensued on the subject of God-men prophets offering salvation. Formerly a minister himself, Graves' disillusion with Christian doctrine led him to pursue free thought, wherein he promoted an atheistic view based upon gathered, credible evidence. The tone of this book is frequently impassioned. Although the subjects are scholarly and even obscure in places, the conviction and liveliness with which Graves approaches this subject serve to make passionate what might otherwise be difficult or arduous reading.

The Messiah Before Jesus

The Messiah Before Jesus Book
Author : Israel Knohl
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2002-02-26
ISBN : 0520234006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

"This is a very significant, original, and daring book. It illuminates an important era in the history of the Jewish people as well as the background of Christianity, making full use of the new Qumran material."—Professor Emanuel Tov, Editor-in-Chief, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project "The importance of this thesis for the understanding and interpretation of the historical Jesus is something of which all students of Christian Origins should take careful note. The book places a square challenge before those persuaded by a less apocalyptic/messianc view of the man and his times. I am convinced this book will become a pioneering classic in terms of the slot it fills in the field."—James D. Tabor, author of Why Waco? "This is a work of very high quality. . . . Knohl convincingly points out the historical event of a Messiah who predated the more famous one, Jesus Christ. . . . This is one of the most fascinating findings regarding the history of Jewish Messianism and the understanding of the emergence of Christianity. . . I am confident that it will mark a new phase in research of ancient Judaism."—Moshe Idel, author of Messianic Mystics "This tiny book will turn many heads. Israel Knohl sifts through a vast range of ancient texts in order to weave together a new chapter in the story of Jewish Messianism."—Gary A. Anderson, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Harvard University "Israel Knohl established himself as a first-rate scholar with his first book, The Sanctuary of Silence, on a classic problem of Pentateuchal studies. Here he ventures into entirely different territory and displays impressive erudition not only in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmud but also in classical antiquity. His bold and provocative theories are sure to elicit a storm of controversy."—John J. Collins, author of Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora and Jewish Wisdom in Helleniatic Age "Fascinating. . . .Knohl's book is an original piece of research that defies some of the most solid beliefs of our time".—Avraham Burg, Chairman of the Keneset (Israeli Parliament).

Jesus Before Christianity

Jesus Before Christianity Book
Author : Albert Nolan
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781608330867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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.

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

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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.

The Early Christian World

The Early Christian World Book
Author : Philip F. Esler,Portland Chair of New Testament Studies Philip F Esler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
ISBN : 1134549199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite and lavishly illustrated treatment of how the small movement which formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. The work begins by firmly situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social, political and religious contexts, before charting the history of the first Christian centuries. The creation and perpetuation of Christian communities through various means, including mission and monasticism, is explored, as is the everyday experience of early Christians, through discussion of gender and sexuality, religious practice, communication and social structures. The intellectual (particularly theological) and artistic heritage of the period is fully considered, and a vivid picture painted of the internal and external challenges faced by early Christianity. The book concludes with profiles of the most notable figures of the age. Comprehensive and accessible, Early Christian World provides up-to-date coverage of the most important topics in the study of early Christianity, together with an invaluable collection of visual material. It will be an indispensable resource for anyone studying this period

Bowing before Christ Nodding to the State

Bowing before Christ   Nodding to the State  Book
Author : Dorothea H. Bertschmann
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 0567192083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Does the apostle Paul sponsor political conservatism? A growing number of scholars dispute this perception, arguing that Paul's political imagery and in particular the confession that "Jesus Christ is Lord" directly challenge the proud Roman emperor.This book critically engages these proposals, seeking to point out with greater precision the function of political imagery within the Pauline narrative. Dorothea H. Bertschmann starts by conversing with the works of John Howard Yoder and Oliver O'Donovan, two modern political ethicists and theologians. She argues that both thinkers in all their distinctive emphases wrestle with a similar difficulty: How can Christ the Lord be meaningfully related to earthly lords without betraying the otherness of Christ's Lordship? But how does Paul deal with this problem? In order to answer this question Bertschmann offers a close reading of two key texts, Philippians 2:5-11 and Romans 13:1-7.She argues that despite the many-faceted political imagery of the "Christ hymn", Paul does nothing in his explicit narrative to engage existing rulers positively or negatively with the message of Christ's rule.Paul's focus is entirely on the church, which he seeks to construct as a "community under authority". While there is no emperor in the Christ hymn, there is no Christ in Paul's political admonition of Romans 13.Paul deliberately keeps political rule at the periphery of God's salvific actions in Christ, while not totally dis-connecting it from the overall divine act.This strategy has its limitations, but also the potential to offer fresh impulses in theological deliberations about "church and state".

Jesus

Jesus Book
Author : Alvar Ellegard
Publisher : Overlook Press
Release : 1999-10
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Arguing that Jesus had lived and died much earlier than reported in the Gospels, the author offers a compelling argument for re-examining the "historical Jesus" and placing him at an earlier era in Palestinian history.

Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity

Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity Book
Author : Paul Barnett
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2002-04-17
ISBN : 9780830826995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.

Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches

Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches Book
Author : Vasilios N. Makrides
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 0814795943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years,Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece’s religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most salient feature of Greece’s religious landscape—influencing not only Greek religious history, but Greek culture and history as a whole—Vasilios N. Makrides considers the religious cultures of Greece both historically, from the ancient Greek through the Byzantine and the Ottoman periods up to the present, and systematically, by locating common characteristics and trajectoriesacross time. Weaving other traditions including Judaism and Islam into his account, Makrides highlights the patterns of development, continuity, and change that have characterized the country’s long and unique religious history. Contrary to the arguments of those who posit a single, exclusive religious culture for Greece, Makrides demonstrates the diversity and plurality that has characterized Greece’s religious landscape across history. Beautifully written and easy to navigate, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches offers an essential foundation for students, scholars, and the public on Greece’s long religious history, from ancient Greece and the origins of Christianity to the formation of "Helleno-Christianity" in modern Greece.