How Jesus Became Christian

ISBN-10: 0312361890

ISBN-13: 9780312361891

Edition: 2009

Authors: Barrie Wilson
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Description: InHow Jesus Became Christian, Barrie Wilson Ph.D. confronts one of the simplest?yet undiscovered?questions of religious history: How did a young, well-respected rabbi become the head of a cult that bore his name, espoused a philosophy he wouldn't wholly understand, and possessed a clear streak of anti-Semitism that has sparked hatred against the generations of Jews who followed him? Vividly recreating the Hellenistic world into which Jesus was born, Wilson looks at the rivalry of the "Jesus movement", informed by Matthew and adhering to Torah worship, and the "Christ movement," headed by Paul which shunned Torah. Suggesting that Paul's movement was not rooted in the teachings of historical Jesus, but a mystical vision of Christ, he further proposes Paul founded the new religion through anti-semitic propaganda, crushing 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. How Jesus Became Christianlooks at how one of the world's great religions prospered and grew at the cost of another and focuses on one of the fundamental questions that goes to the heart of way millions worship daily: Who was Jesus Christ --a Jew or a Christian?

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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: A Personal Note
The Cover-Up
Cultures in Conflict
Being Jewish in a Cosmopolitan World
The Secrets of History
The Challenge of Jesus
The Promises of Jesus
Jesus's Earliest Followers: The Jesus Movement
What Happened to Jesus?
The Trouble with Paul
The Big Switch: Christ for Jesus
The Jesus Movement Fades Away
Paul The Radical
Demonizing Jewish Leadership and The Jewish People
Confiscating Judaism's Heritage
Attacking the Jewish Concept of God
Anti-Semitism
The Cover-Up Revealed
Epilogue: The Way Forward
Timelines
Terminology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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