Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth

Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth

by Burton L. Mack

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Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth by Burton L. Mack

The Making of the Christian Myth

Commencing in mid February 2004, SBS TV (Australia) will run a two–part documentary based on this title.

In this groundbreaking and controversial book, Burton Mack brilliantly exposes how the Gospels are fictional mythologies created by different communities for various purposes and are only distantly related to the actual historical Jesus.

Mack‘s innovative scholarship which boldly challenges traditional Christian understanding‘ will change the way you approach the New Testament and think about how Christianity arose.

The clarity of Mack‘s prose and the intelligent pursuit of his subject make compelling reading. Mack‘s investigation of the various groups and strands of the early Christian community out of which were generated the texts of Christianity‘s first anthology of religious literature and makes sense of a topic that has been confusing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062275714
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 731,845
File size: 734 KB

About the Author

Burton L. Mack is John Wesley Professor of the New Testament at the school of Theology at Claremont and the author of The Lost Gospel: The Book Q and Christian Origin and A Myth of Innocence: Mark and Christian Origins.

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