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- Print Length: 72 pages
- Publisher: The Emperor Has No Clothes Press (May 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0081XCIGC
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(01/24/2014). "The Invention of Christianity" is such a simple, concise book that it hardly qualifies as one. Nothing is referenced and neither does the author support his theories with lengthy dissertation. Yet he presents his argument with compelling logic, so precise that I could find no reason to doubt. He makes every point without ambiguity as he cuts through church dogma with razor sharp clarity, all of which leaves the reader with a simple explanation of the almost accidental invention of Christianity.
An aside worth mentioning, Christian scholars along with the keepers-of-the-faith, rail without mercy against "those fringe-end, wannabe, self-publishing, loony-kook mythers", and yet by their own admission (e.g., Bart D Ehrman) they don't know anything about the mythical Jesus hypothesis.Read more ›
The first part of this book continues with the emphasis on psychology that The Invention of Religion contained and explores the evolution of some of the "key concepts" of religion that the author came up with in his first book. And the second half does some "debunking" of the Old Testament. But the whole idea of the gospels originating from performances really captured my interest, because it really seems to make sense and account for inconsistencies in the New Testament.
Just like the last, this book seemed very logical with sound arguments. Highly recommended.
"The Invention of Christianity" is a brief book about how Hellenization affected the Hebrew religion and the emergence of Christianity. Alexander Drake follows up his excellent book, "The Invention of Religion" with a lesser quality yet effective book that focuses on how the stories of Dionysus may have evolved into that of Jesus and whether or not the Bible had a divine source or was invented. When compared to his previous book this book leaves something to be desired but be that as it may the author is able to provide compelling arguments to support his theses. This brief 57-page book is broken out into two parts: Part 1 deals with the examination of the evolution of Christianity from Judaism; and Part 2 examines the evidence showing that the Old Testament is written by humans.
1. Accessible prose for the masses.
2. A fair and even-handed treatment of the subject. Respectful tone.
3. A practical application of the belief disconfirmation paradigm.
4. Debunking the Counterfeit Evidence Hypothesis.
5. An interesting look at the Hellenic influence on the Hebrew religion.
6. The book focuses on Dionysus. The author does a wonderful job of establishing his theory and providing compelling arguments to support his claims.
7. A good use of scripture to make his points.
8. A look at the conceptions of Heaven and Hell.
9. The Story of the Flood under the microscope. How it compares to the Babylonian flood.
10. A look at the creation story and its shortcomings.
11. The most famous error in the Old Testament.
12. A brief look at some mistakes in the Old Testament.
1. Just doesn't live up to his previous book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superficial. Two basic errors: Matthew is the first book in the NT, but not the first one chronologically, Mark is. The synoptics are Mark, Matt and Luke. John is not .Published 1 month ago by J. Cui
Hard to put down. Excellent reading for anyone seeking answers to contradictions in the worst book ever written supposedly by a god.Published 2 months ago by kevin
A highly interesting read with tons of research and logical conclusions. A must read for anyone concerned about how religions get started and how they evolve into current day... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Swift Running
You read one book shooting holes in the Bible, you've read them all. It is hard to find something new to say on the subject. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cholmondeley Extraordinary
Great book that is written for those of us that like things to be easy to grasp. Drake takes a difficult and complicated subject and puts it on the "bottom shelf" so everyone can... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anthony R. Russell
The people who should read it never will. It completely counters their inherited, never questioned ideas. Too bad. Nothing should ever remain unquestioned.Published 20 months ago by MICHAEL CARTIER
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