How Jesus Became Christian

How Jesus Became Christian


In How Jesus grew to become Christian, Barrie Wilson Ph.D. confronts one of many simplest―yet undiscovered―questions of non secular background: How did a tender, well-respected rabbi develop into the top of a cult that bore his identify, espoused a philosophy he would not totally comprehend, and possessed a transparent streak of anti-Semitism that has sparked hatred opposed to the generations of Jews who him? Vividly recreating the Hellenistic global into which Jesus used to be born, Wilson appears to be like on the competition of the "Jesus movement", knowledgeable via Matthew and adhering to Torah worship, and the "Christ movement," headed by way of Paul which kept away from Torah. Suggesting that Paul's stream used to be now not rooted within the teachings of old Jesus, yet a paranormal imaginative and prescient of Christ, he additional proposes Paul based the recent faith via anti-semitic propaganda, crushing the Jesus flow. bound to be debatable, this is often a thrilling, well-written well known spiritual historical past that cuts to the center of the diversities among Christianity and Judaism. How Jesus grew to become Christian appears at how one of many world's nice religions prospered and grew on the expense of one other and makes a speciality of one of many primary questions that is going to the guts of approach hundreds of thousands worship day-by-day: Who was once Jesus Christ --a Jew or a Christian?

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