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The author of the book: Burton L. Mack
Edition: Audio Literature
Date of issue: April 1st 1997
ISBN: 1574530984
ISBN 13: 9781574530988
Language: English
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This was an excellent book and I learned a great deal from it. It goes into the history of early Christianity and the various sects and then discusses who wrote the New Testament (we don't really know, but we know for sure that it was not written by who it is accredited to, except some of the letters of Paul) and why it is the way it is. some of the things in this book were really surprising – such as the fact that the early Jesus followers did not believe in his divinity or in his resurrection. Those doctrines were added later – I thought that was very interesting that surprised me a lot. Christianity as it is known today read as it was known in the Middle Ages was completely different than the way it was in the beginning. There were so many competing sects, the Gnostics, the Jesus cults, etc.it also discussed why the Bible is the way it is – how the doctrines that were developed for responses to what was actually going on among the different congregations. For example, it says that Paul developed the whole theory of atoning grace because he needed tomake peace between Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus, the Jewish people were saying that the Gentiles needed to be circumcised, which was causing a huge schism between them. In order to ameliorate this conflict, Paul came up with the fact that there was a new covenant, and that Jesus had put people into a new level of grace where they no longer needed to be circumcised to follow the Jewish laws. The book also discussed how different writers of the Bible had different views on Christianity and what the truth was – they emphasize different things, and sometimes contradicted one another. This is an excellent book for anyone who's interested in the history of Christianity or in the Bible and why and how was written. It is extremely informative but also easy to read and understand. The only people who won't benefit from this book are hard-line Christian fundamentalists who will refuse to believe what they are reading because they feel that the Bible is infallible and deny the fact that it was written 50-150 years after Jesus died (or even later)


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