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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The fallibility of the Gospels (5)

A chapter from Ian Wilson’s Jesus: The Evidence If all these new discoveries seemed damaging enough, within two decades on to the scene at Germany’s Marburg University stepped Rudolf Bultmann (pic), acknowledged by many as this century’s greatest New Testament theologian, bringing with him a new and yet more devastating weapon, Formgeschichte or ‘form criticism’.…

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Gospel Fictions, 5

Below, part of Gospel Fictions’ fifth chapter, “Miracles (II): The Fourth Gospel” by Randel Helms (ellipsis omitted): The Fourth Gospel presents an understanding of miracles quite different from that in the Synoptics, and even uses a word for miracle—sign (semeion)—which the others explicitly reject. The understanding of “signs” in the Fourth Gospel, indeed the word…

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