The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

by Hyam Maccoby

Hardcover, 1986

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Available

Publication

New York : Harper & Row, c1986.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Devil_llama
The author posits that Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity, and that Jesus was a Pharisee. He also presents evidence that he says suggests that Paul was NOT a Pharisee, did not engage in persecutions of Christians, and did not come from Tarsus. An interesting read, though not as original or radical as the author claims.… (more)
LibraryThing member justine
A great book. Very well-presented claims of Paul as the author of the Christianity we know, rather than it springing from the historical Jesus.
LibraryThing member chersbookitlist
A fascinating alternative view to the orthodox dogma and mythology around Paul and his role in Christianity.
LibraryThing member MagusLEN
Explores one alternative for the origin of what is now known as Christianity. Thought provoking and engaging. Well worth the read.
LibraryThing member izze.t
Wow. This one shakes my "reasonable doubt" into the slot of "Christianity = Evil-esque". I will countinue to pick and choose the aspects of this cult that I can admire and hope to forgive those who fall prey to the evil. Be with god.
LibraryThing member ecw0647
Abandoned. Yawn.
LibraryThing member Poetgrrl
he makes interesting arguments and it leads me to dig even more.

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