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Der Mythenschmied. Paulus und die Erfindung…

Der Mythenschmied. Paulus und die Erfindung des Christentums (original 1986; edition 2006)

by Hyam Maccoby

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Title:Der Mythenschmied. Paulus und die Erfindung des Christentums
Authors:Hyam Maccoby
Info:Ahriman-Verlag (2006), Broschiert
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The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity by Hyam Maccoby (1986)



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Abandoned. Yawn.
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
The author posits that Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity, and that Jesus was a Pharisee. He also presents evidence that he says suggests that Paul was NOT a Pharisee, did not engage in persecutions of Christians, and did not come from Tarsus. An interesting read, though not as original or radical as the author claims. ( )
2 vote Devil_llama | Apr 9, 2011 |
Explores one alternative for the origin of what is now known as Christianity. Thought provoking and engaging. Well worth the read. ( )
1 vote MagusLEN | May 3, 2010 |
A fascinating alternative view to the orthodox dogma and mythology around Paul and his role in Christianity. ( )
1 vote chersbookitlist | Aug 8, 2008 |
Wow. This one shakes my "reasonable doubt" into the slot of "Christianity = Evil-esque". I will countinue to pick and choose the aspects of this cult that I can admire and hope to forgive those who fall prey to the evil. Be with god. ( )
  izze.t | Nov 8, 2007 |
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Maccoby's book, written for the intelligent general reader, presents in clear and persuasive but controversial form his thesis that Paul synthesized Judaism, Gnosticism, and mystery religion to create Christianity as a cosmic savior religion. According to Maccoby, Paul's Pharisaism was his own invention, though actually he was probably associated with the Sadducees. Maccoby attributes the origins of Christian anti-Semitism to Paul and claims that Paul's view of women, though inconsistent, reflects his Gnosticism in its antifeminist aspects. A Talmudic scholar, Maccoby believes that Paul's wide variance from the Jerusalem Church (Nazarenes, under James and Peter) led to the separation of Christianity from Judaism. Recommended for theological and larger public libraries. Carolyn M. Craft, English, Philosophy & Modern Languages Dept., Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va.
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