- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Aspekt; 1st edition (2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9059113969
- ISBN-13: 978-9059113961
- Product Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jesus Was Caesar: On the Julian Origin of Christianity: An Investigative Report Paperback – 2005
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I would say it is even MORE important than Darwin and Galileo because the misuse of Christianity has been the bane of Western civilization for almost two millennia.
The efforts of the scholars to prove the existence of a historical character behind Christianity, a Jewish Jesus, has proven again and again to be a complete and utter failure. How can an empty grave have any meaning when the one who was supposedly put there never existed to begin with?
But now, thanks to Carotta, there IS a historical figure who is actually more commanding and praiseworthy than the pale, insipid Gallilean failure long held up to us as a role model that anyone in their right mind would NEVER follow.
Now we can distance ourselves from the schismatic disputes that have poisoned our civilization and history, that continue to poison our societies and divide people against each other; now we can KNOW the founder, who he was, what he taught, what he actually did, and even read his own words.
Jesus was, indeed, Caesar: a Roman, not a Jew. Carotta's evidence is compelling and convincing.
Please, do yourself a favor, get and read this book. Don't pay any mind to the naysayers, the "true believers" in the artificially created religion who deny the truth that could set them free.Read more ›
It might be easy to misunderstand some instances of 'parallels' and think they are a 'bit of a stretch', perhaps. But the way I read it, the author wants to list as many possibilities and variations as he can, and he must list several guesses or theories to explain how some mutations of the text occurred. In spite of this, the astounding number and nature of what he has convincingly found is truly impressive. Also, the author openly admits that this book only begins the investigation into what I strongly believe will become a very exciting new area of study.
There was obviously a lot of research done for this book, and those who scoff at it so quickly, or who nitpick at some of the details, will prove to be wrong, wrong, wrong. The 'big picture' that Carotta paints is undeniable.
I strongly recommend this book, and think that it has a monumental importance.
A centuries old mystery has been solved, the real identity of Jesus Christ has been revealed. Euhemeros of Messene got it right when he wrote about 300 BC that the gods were once famous kings and queens who began to be worshipped after their deaths because they had been benefactors. In his outstanding work "Jesus was Caesar" Francesco Carotta proves that the historical Jesus was none other than Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman commander and high-priest who was famous for his clemency (the proverbial Clementia Caesaris) and after his assassination was elevated to the gods becoming the highest God of the Empire: Divus Iulius.
This book is a feast of scholarship presented with Latin clarity and a wit reminiscent of Voltaire though always respectful towards its subject matter. The reader witnesses, in detail, the most amazing metamorphosis ever heard of. In a multigenerational process Divus Iulius, the descendant of Venus and himself God of the entire Roman Empire, mutated into the supposed Jesus of Nazareth presented in the Gospels. This mutation and delocalization came about by a long process of copying, mistranslation and misinterpretation resulting in an enormously corrupted text, the Gospels. The original one had been Asinius Pollio's "Historiae", his report about the civil wars. When finally Vespasianus' reason of the state sanctioned this "conversion" Jesus, the Christ, was born.
"Jesus was Caesar" is an epoch-making work. This long overdue decipherment of the Gospels will eventually be ranked among the most important books ever written, on par with works like Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" and Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium".Read more ›
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This book is an absolute must read for all of us. Then you just begin to realise how massively and heavily dependent our whole society is on THE ROMANS! Read morePublished 19 months ago by G. Yates
The title should really be, "...Draft 1 of a terse Investigative Report based on selective evidence, faulty logic and a unfounded assumptions."Published on January 4, 2014 by Amazon Customer
The author was on the right track: there are a lot of similarities between Jesus and Caesar, and it is no coincidence. However, the reason is not that Jesus IS Caesar. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by G. Mathe
Amazing things have been written about Jesus Christ but Fransesco Carotta's attempt to link him with the Roman civilization is much more sensible than Richard Dawkins' idea that... Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by Dr. Ranajit Pal
Carotta believes that Flavius Josephus created the cult of Jesus based on the cult of Julius Caesar. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Tom Dykstra
Are you kidding me? Are people getting this stupid? Western culture is going down the toilet if garbage like this has enough audience to get published.Published on September 27, 2008 by Flying Fisherman
Ultimately, Carotta's fanfare and hyperbole only amounts to a comparison of a few dozen abstract similarities between the lives of Caesar and Jesus. Read morePublished on May 3, 2008 by Paul Trejo
Jesus wasn`t exactly Caesar, but maybe very close to it: he has astonishing similarities with Caesarion, Caesar`s and Cleopatras son. Read morePublished on January 16, 2008 by Dimi66
A highly interesting and provocative thesis exploring the origins of Christianity. The only element that is lacking is the realization that the Gospel story is an allegory on the... Read morePublished on February 28, 2006 by J. wensink