The Egyptian Origin Of Christianityby Lisa Ann Bargeman
Ancient travelers dispersed from North Africa, carrying with them
The Egyptian Origin of Christianity focuses on the ceremonial parallels between the modern Roman Catholic Church and ancient Egyptian ceremony. While all forms of Christianity display strong parallels to the rituals of ancient Egypt, perhaps the strongest examples can be seen in Roman Catholicism.
Ancient travelers dispersed from North Africa, carrying with them their traditions and customs. The importance of the Egyptian sway can no longer be denied. It has prompted great thinkers like Siegfried Morenz, Director of the University of Liepzig Institute of Egyptology, to remark that "the influence of the Egyptian religion on posterity is mainly felt through Christianity and its antecedents. Egypt's contribution to the Old Testament is actually a product of that country's relationship with Syria; its contribution to the New Testament, indeed, even to early Christian theology, must be seen as a special instance of that general influence exerted by Egypt upon the Hellenistic world."
It is that influence which is explored in The Egyptian Origin of Christianity in order that the true nature of religion as a whole may be elucidated.
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'Her analysis of the trinities is intriguing and persuasive.... She meticulously depicts similarities between Osiris and Jesus.... You need to read this book to find out other compelling similarities between Egyptian religion and Christianity.... This is a good contribution to scholarship. Her juxtapoing texts from the Bible and from the Book of the Dead makes impugning the authenticity of her thesis impossible.... I recommend this book to anyone interested in religion, African studies, and humanities in general....' - H. Akingbade, PhD, African History, MA Anthropology
'Lisa Ann Bargeman's The Egyptian Origin Of Christianity offers an informative, iconoclastic analytical survey of those non-Biblical contributions to the concepts and ecumenical development of Christianity drawn from the Egyptian religious myths and rituals of antiquity. The juxtaposing of texts from the Bible and from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the comparison of similarities between the story of Osiris and the story of Jesus, the observations of cosmology, physical symbolism, and tradition, are all revealed in startling and unexpected ways that will give serious students of both Egyptian and Christian metaphysics a great deal of food for thought and reflection. Lisa Bargeman adheres to a very high standard of scholarship both in her presentation and in her interpretative commentary. The Egyptian Origin Of Christianity is a welcome and much appreciated contribution to Metaphysical Studies.' - Midwest Book Review