First released in 1910, The Christ delusion drew violent feedback from theologians, the click, and the general public. Eminent German thinker Arthur Drews (1865-1935) reacts to the "romantic cult of Jesus," which, he says is undermining highbrow truthfulness. He exposes the Jesus of the gospels as a legendary personality, arguing that no foundation exists for looking a ancient determine at the back of the Christ fable. via a comparative examine of old religions, Drews indicates that Christianity is a syncretism of assorted pagan and Jewish ideals, and powerful pre-Christian cult of Jesus as son of God and messiah existed. this can be a invaluable sourcebook for college kids of faith, and all these attracted to reading the origins of Christianity.

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