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Mythos Christos Paperback – January 26, 2017
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- "Wow, this is how historical fiction should be! MYTHOS CHRISTOS is an engrossing adventure that turns mythology on its head and puts history back on its feet. I've rarely had this much fun while learning so many facts about the origins of Christianity." -- Dan Barker, FFRF co-president and author of God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction
- "It's an engaging novel that plays on the possibilities, moving between ancient events and modern." -- Richard Carrier, Ph.D., author of On the Historicity of Jesus
- "An adventure through time and myth, Herbert's tale combines modern ideas with the neo-Platonism of Hypatia of Alexandria that just might provide some insight into the origins and powers of religion." -- Aaron Adair Ph.D, author of The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View
- "Herbert weaves the ancient philosopher's tale together with an intriguing story set in the present day. Fast-paced and incredibly well-written, this book is a must read." -- Karen L. Garst, PhD, author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion
- "I was too mesmerized by the mystery and intrigue to realize until afterward that I'd been learning important history. Brilliant!" -- Lee Burvine, author of The Kafir Project
- "A complex, multilayered, deftly crafted, riveting read from cover to cover, Mythos Christos is a deeply engaging and unfailingly entertaining saga of a novel that clearly showcases author Edwin Herbert's genuine flair for originality and storytelling skills. Highly recommended." -- Midwest Book Review
From the Author
THIS NOVEL WILL CHALLENGE YOUR PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORICAL EXISTENCE OF JESUS!
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of fictional works concerining the historicity of the story of Jesus of Nazareth and the
early Christian church. Unlike Dan Brown's novels which posit a hidden/distorted history of
a real historical figure, Herbert's novel and its plot rests upon the still more controversial
notion that the Jesus of the Bible is entirely fictional. Informed by the scholarship of Richard
Carrier, Robert M. Price, Earl Doherty, and the late D.M. Murdock (a.k.a. Acharya S.), the novel
is almost as much a primer on comparative mythology as it is a nicely paced and action packed
thriller. The story shares the cloak-and-dagger and conspiratorial elements of Brown's work, but
with a different reality that the religious establishment is desperate to keep hidden.
The story features two parallel but intimately linked plot lines, with one taking place in the near
present and the other setting in the early fifth century C.E. The central character in the first
setting is a young aspiring philologist who unexpectedly finds himself providing expert assistance
to a Vatican archaeological team at a dig in Egypt. The second setting revolves around the Greek
philosoper Hypatia, who is desperately working to fend off an assault on ancient philosophical
and pagan traditions by the Roman church. Realizing that she is fighting a lost cause, Hypatia
and her sympathizers work to secretly store documents and other evidence that would be damaging
to the beliefs upon which Christian theology ultimately depends. Hypatia's hope is that some seeker
of the future will discover her treasure trove and preserve it for posterity. Fast forward to the
present and we find our eager young scholar following a trail of evidence that will lead to
Hypatia's storehouse of knowledge - unaware that the leader and the sponsors of the project are
hoping to destroy this very same evidence.
I note a delcious irony in the juxtaposition of Hypatia's efforts to preserve centuries-old traditions
against the assault of the new (i.e. Christianity) and the modern day campaign by the Christian and
Muslim right to beat back today's assault of the new (i.e. modern science and secularism). However, I
sincerely doubt that today's defenders of the faith would have much sympathy with Hypatia. I also note
a second source of irony. Hypatia was first and foremost a philosopher, and thus she is a representative of
Greek rationalism that finds itself in opposition to the encroachment of a doctrine that is constitutionally
incapable of sharing space with other world views. Sounds similar to the situation in which we find
ourselves today - does it not? Hypatia understood the difference between mythic truths and literal
truths. This distinction seems to be lost on the modern world.
I strongly recommend Edwin Herbert's novel, Mythos Christos.
The events are set in the seldom talked about time when Christianity was on its ascendancy and supplanting the polytheistic religions. It was a violent time between the dying pagan sects and the Christian leaders who were growing more and more powerful as their religion quickly spread. While gaining thousands of fanatical followers.
Interwoven is a modern thriller following a history/language PhD student who has been hired to translate the writings on a clandestinely explored ruin to solve riddles to deactivate traps and open their way through the chambers hidden inside.
The treasures they find lead the discoverers on a frantic worldwide hunt for items and writings that could shake the entire Christian world to its very core.
The teams' powerful protagonists will do anything to prevent whatever the team finds, from ever being revealed to the world.
The characters are well developed and believable. The fast-paced story lines keep you on the edge of your seat. The settings are well drawn, and you find yourself trying to separate the good guys from the bad.
It's a breakneck race to the end with twists and surprises thrown at the main character as he proceeds.
All in all, this is a very satisfying novel in much the same way that that The Da Vinci Code did. I liked it a lot.
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Author – Edwin Herbert
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 530
Cover – Intriguing
POV – 3rd person, multi-character POV
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