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The Resource The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby

The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby

Label
The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity
Title
The mythmaker
Title remainder
Paul and the invention of Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Hyam Maccoby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author presents new arguments which support the view that Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity. He argues that Jesus and also his immediate disciples James and Peter were life-long adherents of Pharisaic Judaism. Paul, however, was not, as he claimed, a native-born Jew of Pharisee upbringing, but came in fact from a Gentile background. He maintains that it was Paul alone who created a new religion by his vision of Jesus as a Divine Saviour who died to save humanity. This concept, which went far beyond the messianic claims of Jesus, was an amalgamation of ideas derived from Hellenistic religion, especially from Gnosticism and the mystery cults. Paul played a devious and adventurous political game with Jesus' followers of the so-called Jerusalem Church, who eventually disowned him. The conclusions of this historical and psychological study will come as a shock to many readers, but it is nevertheless a book which cannot be ignored by anyone concerned with the foundations of our culture and society. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maccoby, Hyam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity
  • Paul
  • Jesus Christ
Label
The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-228) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Saul -- The problem of Paul -- The standpoint of this book -- The Pharisees -- Was Jesus a Pharisee? -- Why was Jesus crucified? -- Was Paul a Pharisee? -- Alleged Rabbinical style in Paul's Epistles -- Paul and Stephen -- Part II: Paul -- The road to Damascus -- Damascus and after -- Paul and the Eucharist -- The "Jerusalem Church" -- The split -- The trial of Paul -- The evidence of the Ebionites -- The mythmaker
Control code
ocm13003367
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780060155827
Lccn
85045680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The mythmaker : Paul and the invention of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-228) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Saul -- The problem of Paul -- The standpoint of this book -- The Pharisees -- Was Jesus a Pharisee? -- Why was Jesus crucified? -- Was Paul a Pharisee? -- Alleged Rabbinical style in Paul's Epistles -- Paul and Stephen -- Part II: Paul -- The road to Damascus -- Damascus and after -- Paul and the Eucharist -- The "Jerusalem Church" -- The split -- The trial of Paul -- The evidence of the Ebionites -- The mythmaker
Control code
ocm13003367
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780060155827
Lccn
85045680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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