From the bestselling authors of "The Templar Revelation" and "The Sion Revelation" comes a book that turns Christian mythology on its head as it examines how the historical record of Jesus' life and works departs from Christian dogma.From the bestselling authors of "The Templar Revelation" and "The Sion Revelation" comes a book that turns Christian mythology on its head as it examines how the historical record of Jesus' life and works departs from Christian dogma.Read Less
New. From the gnostic gospels to the Nativity, religious mythology immortalized Jesus--his personality, his actions, his words--but what if they didn't tell the truth? Although an entire religion is based on his teachings, Jesus himself did no.
Publishers Weekly, 2008-10-13 Picknett and Prince are the authors of controversial and provocative works, including The Templar Revelation and The Turin Shroud, that challenge popular assumptions and bring into question much of what many consider truth. In their newest volume, the authors strike boldly and unreservedly against what they see as the mythos that transformed the historical Jesus into a God, namely, the Christ. Studying the traditions and tensions that surrounded the early Christians and filtering these through the lens of skepticism, they create a picture that is both challenging and disturbing. If they are correct, then the Christ of today's Christianity is a corruption of the mission of the rabbi Jesus of Nazareth. In the end, they conclude that "it seems that even Jesus himself would once have agreed that Christians have been worshipping the wrong Christ for two millenia." Tough words. Readers will decide for themselves whether the authors prove their case. (Nov.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.