The Gospel of the Phoenix [NOOK Book]

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The Gospel of the Phoenix tells the story of Jesus’ life, in biblical style, as never before. Fans of Kahlil Gibran and students of history alike will enjoy this the story of a Jewish teacher trained in Egyptian healing and mysticism who set about spreading a gospel of humility, servanthood and renewal. His mission? To reveal the hidden kingdom of heaven that is both within and all around us. His method? Retracing the footsteps of his heavenly father, the Egyptian god Osiris, and honoring his divine mother while ...
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The Gospel of the Phoenix

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Overview

The Gospel of the Phoenix tells the story of Jesus’ life, in biblical style, as never before. Fans of Kahlil Gibran and students of history alike will enjoy this the story of a Jewish teacher trained in Egyptian healing and mysticism who set about spreading a gospel of humility, servanthood and renewal. His mission? To reveal the hidden kingdom of heaven that is both within and all around us. His method? Retracing the footsteps of his heavenly father, the Egyptian god Osiris, and honoring his divine mother while immersing his followers in the way of forgiveness, humility and wisdom.

The themes in this work will be familiar to Christians and non-Christians alike, but are presented from a perspective that readers from all backgrounds will find fresh and provocative. The intent mirrors that of the author of Luke: to create what he described as an orderly account based on numerous sources. A similar task has been taken up by numerous authors over the centuries, ranging from the Tatian, who produced a second-century harmony of the gospels known as the Diatesseron, to Thomas Jefferson, who created the so-called Jefferson Bible.

The Gospel of the Phoenix follows in this tradition, and is written to both inspire and challenge the reader. It acknowledges the profound influence of ancient mystery religions on Jesus’ life and mission and emphasizes his role as a teacher, sage and healer. It also sheds light on several elements of what has come to be a familiar story. Who betrayed him? Was he married? Which of his companions did he trust with his most valued secrets, and whose motives did he doubt? The Gospel of the Phoenix provides surprising and sometimes challenging answers to these and other questions.
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The Green Egg Ezine - Sylveey Selu
Written in chapter and verse much like the Christian bible, The Gospel of the Phoenix takes you on a journey that not only showcases wisdom, but touches on all the wonderful sources of wisdom shared through the fabric of time. Stifyn Emrys challenges the Christian tradition with startling research into comparative mythology, including the lore of our ancient pagan belief systems sifted into the mix offering a wider view of how our literary collections have evolved into the many choices we have t
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015721034
  • Publisher: The Provocation Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 899,189
  • File size: 82 KB

Meet the Author

Stifyn Emrys is a veteran journalist and educator who has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language. He has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects, and his first book, "The Gospel of the Phoenix," was published in the summer of 2012. This work, based on years of research into the political and pagan origins of Judeo-Christian thought, follows in the tradition of such writers as Kahlil Gibran, Thomas Jefferson ("The Jefferson Bible") and Robert Graves ("King Jesus"). It examines the life of Jesus in biblical style through the lens of sources including the canonical gospels, the Jesus sutras, the Gnostic gospels and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

His second book, "Requiem for a Phantom God," provides a critique of monotheism from a historical and philosophical perspective.

His most extensive work, "The Phoenix Principle: Pagan Birthright of the Christian God," a comprehensive look at the pagan and political underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian tradition. This exhaustive 736-page work will appeal to readers of Sir James Frazer's "The Golden Bough." It offers a look at the strand of mystical tradition that runs from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, through Jewish and Christian lore to the legends of Robin Hood and King Arthur.

Most recently, he has published "Undefeated: Overcoming Prejudice with Grace and Courage," a series of vignettes spotlighting individuals who have persevered through bigotry, bullying and persecution.

The author has lectured occasionally on the pagan origins of Christianity and continues to research the development of religious traditions. He has worked as an editor, columnist, educator and reporter and serves as editor of the young adult novels "Mad World: EPIDEMIC" and "Mad World: SANCTUARY" by Samaire Provost. He lives in California with his wife, stepson, one cat and one dog.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Very enjoyable book that is much kinder to humanity than the bib

    Very enjoyable book that is much kinder to humanity than the bible ever was.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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