The mythmaker paul and the invention of christianity hyam maccoby on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers argues that jesus christ never broke away from judaism and that the christian religion was founded by paul. The mythmaker is a profound book maccoby uses biblical and other ancient texts to support his argument that jesus a man who lead a group of political dissidents was just a man and that it was paul who later infused pagan and gnostic mysticism into the story to create the jesus myth. Argues that jesus christ never broke away from judaism and that the christian religion was founded by paul synopsis may belong to another edition of this title. Rather christianity was the invention of st paul who used elements of judaism gnosticism and pagan mystery cults as his materials fusing them around the story of jesus crucifixion throughout the mythmaker maccoby wages warfare on time honored beliefs about the origins of christianity
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