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Jesus Came Again by Vardis Fisher
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Jesus Came Again

by Vardis Fisher

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The title refers to Vardis' view that the person of Jesus and the events in his life were actually a compilation of accidents, misunderstandings, universal compassion expressed to specific people, and idealistic expectations leading to foolish confrontations. While I recognize that, without any doubt, the man Jesus did live and did teach a doctrine of self-sacrifice and forgiveness, nevertheless I find it intriguing to think that there may have been others - potential Jesuses - who walked the land, talk peace, forgiveness, selfless service, and devotion to God as our spiritual parent. Any followings they had either migrated to a more popular leader, or disappeared when Jerusalem was destroyed. In this book, Fisher brings an old couple, a woman with a baby, and others to accompany this alternative Jesus. They are the ones who continue his story, joining their tale with similar stories of others, to make a single pastiche Gospel of a Composite Jesus. Such a notion requires rejecting enormous amounts of evidence. The rivals were less likely to have bee incorporated into the story of Jesus than they were to have been forgotten.
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