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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Best Book I've Read All Year

    Before I write my review please do one thing. Add this book to your shopping cart. Here's why. In 'HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN' Professor Wilson has written a book that is provocative but in no way is preachy or slanted. In the book he asks unravels one of the most influential cover up stories of all time... How did Jesus who was always a Torah observant Jew become 'rather quickly' the gentile 'Christ' son of g-d and leader of a religion that he would not recognize if he were alive today? The best part about this book in my opinion is that Wilson provides a historical context to set the stage and provides great information on who all the key players are. Paul, however, who never actually met Jesus becomes the real puppet master behind the scenes as he recrafts Jesus' as a person, distorts his beliefs, and ultimately creates a brand new religion that seemed timely and favorable during that time. I highly recommend this book. To be honest, the closest I have came to religious topics is probably The Da Vinci Code. This book presents a cover up story far more real, one rooted in historical information, and one that even the 'curious' reader like myself can digest. HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN is the best book I have read this year.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Content good; writing style not.

    This is a highly informative book that really brings to light information discovered in only the last half century in conjunction with what scholars have long known about the origins of Christianity. However, the author seems to repeat himself many times over, thereby making some of the details and support hard to find and remember among the repetition of the thesis. Scholastic endeavor of Christian theology is a passion of mine, but I found this book a bit cumbersome. As I noted above, although the content is excellent and worthy, this book stands a good chance going on a back stack in my library. The author ends with a "what do we do now?" note that really never made a point to me and was more like a synopsis of the entire book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Good read

    The author writed well. His handling of the subject is excellent but he is pressing his point of view. I tink is conclusions are a little radical. As a Christian I believe there is missing a failure to consider faith as being important. The early church was writing in the books now considered the canon their beliefs. They used the then current style of prose to tell their story. In many cases the exactness was secondary in their theology. In other words the Bible in it's present form is the belief of the author and not the true history.

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