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Making of the Messiah Christianity and Resentment

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ISBN-10: 0879756918

ISBN-13: 9780879756918

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Sheaffer

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This book presents a compelling argument that Jesus was never "crucified by the Romans" but slain and hanged from a tree, under Jewish law, as a heretic and blasphemer. It shows that behind the Virgin birth story lurks a darker tale of Mary the adulteress whose "divine child" was rejected by her husband, Joseph, as a bastard. And finally, it traces the accounts of Jesus' Resurrection to reveal that the earliest gospel (that of Mark) contains no actual sightings of a risen Jesus. With time, however, Christianity's claims of a Resurrection gradually evolved, progressing from "vision" to "established fact" -- the result of purposeful embellishment and mythologising.
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
Immaculate Fornication?
The Birth of Christianity from the Spirit of Resentment
The Making of the Messiah, Part One: The Cruci-fiction
The Making of the Messiah, Part Two: The "Virgin Birth"
The Making of the Messiah, Part Three: The Post-Resurrection Appearances
The First God to Claim a Monopoly
In Hoc Signo Decadence Conquers: Esthetic Objections to Christianity
The Blessed of Christ
Index