'We distinguish by the name evangelical mythus a narrative relating directly or indirectly to Jesus, which may be considered not as the expression of a fact, but as the product of an idea of his earliest followers: such a narrative being mythical in proportion as it exhibits this character . . . . The mythus presents two phases: in the first place it is not history; in the second it is fiction, the product of the particular mental tendency of a certain community' - Strauss' Life of Jesus, volume one, trans. George Eliot
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German