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The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?

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This astonishing book completely undermines the traditional history of Christianity that has been perpetuated for centuries by the Church. Drawing on the cutting edge of modern scholarship, authors Tim Freke and Peter Gandy present overwhelming evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure.

Far from being eyewitness accounts, as is traditionally held, the Gospels are actually Jewish adaptations of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting godman Osiris-Dionysus. The supernatural story of Jesus is not the history of a miraculous Messiah, but a carefully crafted spiritual allegory designed to guide initiates on a journey of mystical discovery.

A little more than a century ago most people believed that the strange story of Adam and Eve was history; today it is understood to be a myth. Within a few decades, Freke and Gandy argue, we will likewise be amazed that the fabulous story of God incarnate — who was born of a virgin, who turned water into wine, and who rose from the dead — could have been interpreted as anything but a profound parable.

Synopsis:

Is Jesus one of the many manifestations of an ancient pagan myth? The answer found in this book, based on evidence amassed from a wealth of historical sources, will fuel a storm of comment and controversy. 8-page full-color insert.

About the Author

TIMOTHY FREKE has an honors degree in philosophy and is an authority on world mysticism with more than twenty books published internationally. PETER GANDY has an M.A. in classical civilization, specializing in the ancient Pagan Mystery religions. They have coauthored three previous publications: The Complete Guide to World Mysticism, Hermetica: The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs, and The Wisdom of the Pagan Philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609605813
Subtitle:
(was the "original Jesus" a pagan god? )
Editor:
Freke, Timothy
Author:
Gift, Patty
Author:
Gandy, Peter
Publisher:
Harmony Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Theology - Christology
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Mysteries, religious
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Christology
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-122
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
343 p., 8 p. of plates
Dimensions:
9.59x6.44x1.17 in. 1.44 lbs.

Related Subjects

Metaphysics » Esoteric Christianity

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
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Product details 343 p., 8 p. of plates pages Harmony Books - English 9780609605813 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Is Jesus one of the many manifestations of an ancient pagan myth? The answer found in this book, based on evidence amassed from a wealth of historical sources, will fuel a storm of comment and controversy. 8-page full-color insert.
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