Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All

Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All

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by David Fitzgerald
     
 
Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn't it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and

Overview

Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn't it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus - in short, a purely mythic Christ.

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ISBN-13:
9781257141517
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
162,580
File size:
512 KB

Meet the Author

David Fitzgerald is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion). He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his popular multimedia presentation The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus.
He has also been called “one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area.” In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists, Center For Inquiry-SF and The Garrison-Martineau Project, he is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s annual Darwin Day celebration. He lives in San Francisco with writer, producer and movie actress Dana Fredsti.

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Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
LouC2 More than 1 year ago
Myself and most of my friends, from atheists to deeply religious folks, believed that a "Jesus" walked the earth that later grew into the myth or the reality of the Jesus of miracles, etc. In his destruction of the ten myths, Fitzgerald approaches them with different points of attack, so even when I didn't completely agree with him on an argument or wasn't swayed by his argument, he had many approaches to challenge each myth. The weight of the totality of his arguments per myth was overwhelming to me - I am now convinced there never was even a regular "Jesus" that became the mythical Jesus. Even if one already believes there was not a Jesus, or one will remain convinced there was a Jesus, simply reading about the historians of the time, how the world functioned in those times, how the bible was written and revised over time and many other aspects of the period was fascinating to me. Great read (and a quick, easy read, too)
ForyFortin More than 1 year ago
Very interesting short book (was able to read it during a 3.5 hour flight). Lots of indisputable arguments supporting his assertion. Fitzgerald probably won't change the mind of a devout Christian, but anyone who doubts the religion's veracity will want to read more and research more on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting book, Fitzgerald seems more intent on debunking Xianity than on the historocity of Jesus. A much better book dealing with Jesus is David Klinghoeffer's Why the Jews Rejected Jesus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent research from an author unafraid of challenging the establishment. An easy and entertaining read that will open your eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
String arguments presented clearly and well documented. Hard to completely disagree
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a simple and striaght foward book with lots of refrences to futher research.
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