Tagged: Mythology

5 Questions to Ask Jesus Mythicists 3

5 Questions to Ask Jesus Mythicists

The Jesus Myth Theory claims that Jesus never existed and that the narratives of the Gospels are based on pagan myths. In my recent book, Unmasking the Jesus Myth, I attempt to give practical...

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5 Reasons I Write About the Jesus Myth 0

5 Reasons I Write About the Jesus Myth

If I have a specialty in apologetics, it is in responding to the Jesus Myth Theory. The JMT argues that there was no historical Jesus and the Jesus of the Gospels is based on...

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Bible Among the Myths 0

Bible Among the Myths

John N. Oswalt, The Bible Among the Myths (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009), 204 pp. Pbk. There is no lack of books that argue that the Bible is no different from any other ancient mythology. ...

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Translating the Jesus Myth For You 0

Translating the Jesus Myth For You

If you have encountered the Jesus Myth Theory (JMT), you may be confused. They claim that the stories of pagan god-men are almost exactly the same as the story of Jesus. But when you...

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Theophilus on Early Christian Attitudes Toward Mythology 2

Theophilus on Early Christian Attitudes Toward Mythology

Authors such as Tom Harpur, suggest that not only was Jesus based on already existing pagan god-men, but the early church was well aware of this.  According to Harpur and others, it was only...

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Ancient Mysteries 0

Ancient Mysteries

I recently read Marvin Meyer’s Ancient Mysteries. Meyer is better known for his work on Gnosticism.  This work deals with ancient mystery cults.  This is an important work.  Very often authors will make radical...

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The Bacchae 2

The Bacchae

I just finished reading Euripides play The Bacchae.  This is a very important ancient writing as it is one of our best texts for understanding the Dionysus cult.  This is of importance to me...

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The Bible Among the Myths 1

The Bible Among the Myths

I recently read a very good book by John N. Oswalt called The Bible Among the Myths.  It is common to see claims that the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is of the same...

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Mystery Religions 0

Mystery Religions

Samuel Angus’ Mystery Religions is an older but still interesting book on ancient mystery religions.  One of the things that I like about this book is that it does not just describe the religions...

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The Jesus Myth 0

The Jesus Myth

One of my interests is the claim that Jesus was not a historical figure but rather just another myth.  Despite my interest, I must confess a certain level of frustration.  In many ways it is...

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