Who Was Jesus?; A Conspiracy in Jerusalem

Who Was Jesus?; A Conspiracy in Jerusalem

by Kamal S. Salibi, Kamal S. Salibi
     
 

Very little is known about the life of Jesus. The gospels were written to propagate an image of Jesus as the prophesied Messiah, and give few details of his life. Moreover, most of the fundamental tenets of Christianity are not derived directly from the gospels but from the teachings of St Paul. Between and indeed within these sources there are baffling

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Very little is known about the life of Jesus. The gospels were written to propagate an image of Jesus as the prophesied Messiah, and give few details of his life. Moreover, most of the fundamental tenets of Christianity are not derived directly from the gospels but from the teachings of St Paul. Between and indeed within these sources there are baffling inconsistencies. This book seeks, as far as possible to uncover the historical figure of Jesus, and to explore what it was about his teaching that created a dedicated and able following that propagated a religion in his name. It also traces the life and teachings of St Paul, asks what Paul knew of the man, Jesus, and suggests that there may have been a conspiracy between Paul and Peter to disseminate a selective and distorted image of Jesus' life, character and teaching.

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Offers a provocative explanation of one of history's great unsolved mysteries. Eschewing standard interpretations of the Gospels, the author, a historian and specialist on the Middle East and a committed Christian, examines the epistles of St. Paul, the earliest known writings of the earthly career of Jesus, and the Acts of the Apostles, to fill in gaps and inconsistencies in the biography of Jesus. For general readers and scholars. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850435624
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.52(d)

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