Mythologizing Jesus: From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero

Mythologizing Jesus: From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero


Our tradition is well-populated with superheroes: Superman, ask yourself lady, Spider-Man, and extra. Superheroes aren't a contemporary invention; in reality, they're prehistoric. The gods and goddesses of the Greeks, for instance, walked on water, flew, visited the land of the useless, and lived perpetually. historical Christians instructed comparable tales approximately Jesus, their fundamental superhero—he possessed great powers of therapeutic, walked on water, rose from the lifeless, and extra. Dennis R. MacDonald exhibits how the tales informed within the Gospels parallel many in Greek and Roman epics with the purpose of compelling their readers into life-changing judgements to stick with Jesus. MacDonald doesn’t name into query the lifestyles of Jesus yet really asks readers to ascertain the biblical tales approximately him via a brand new, mythological lens.

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