Christianity’s Criminal History, 81

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Fabrications in the New Testament ‘Forgeries begin in the New Testament era and have never ceased’. —Carl Schneider, evangelical theologian   The error of Jesus At the beginning of Christianity there are hardly any falsifications, assuming that Jesus of Nazareth…

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Christianity’s Criminal History, 79

Below, an abridged translation from the third volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums.   Opposition to the Old Testament In the 2nd century, when Christians were still not exercising war as they would do permanently a little later, among them there were perhaps more opponents of the Old Testament than defenders. And none of…

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Hermann Samuel Reimarus

The following is excerpted from a classic in New Testament studies, Albert Schweitzer’s The Quest of the Historical Jesus, published in 1906: a scholarly yet readable introduction to the field of NT studies from a modern viewpoint. Schweitzer’s second chapter is titled “Hermann Samuel Reimarus”: “Von dem Zwecke Jesu und seiner Junger.” Noch ein Fragment…

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Schweitzer’s book

The following is excerpted from a big classic in Christological studies, Albert Schweitzer’s The Quest of the Historical Jesus, published in 1906: a scholarly yet readable introduction to the field of New Testament studies from a modern viewpoint. Schweitzer’s first chapter is titled “The Problem”: When, at some future day, our period of civilization shall…

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