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by Robert Sheaffer

Free eBook The Making of the Messiah download ISBN: 0879756918
Author: Robert Sheaffer
Publisher: Prometheus Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Historical
Subcategory: World
Size MP3: 1935 mb
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Rating: 4.1
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He reference scripture maybe 5 to 6 times trying to make false points and complete lies.

He reference scripture maybe 5 to 6 times trying to make false points and complete lies. Robert is into UFO's, Please, stay in that lane! I purchased the book for. Can't get upset with the seller removing the trash from his/her home. I will be moving this where it's belongs (Trash Can).

book The Making of the Messiah, Sheaffer argues that Christianity developed "from the envious anger of the lower classes" towards "Roman power and wealth.

is just new, modern packaging for that 'Old-Time Religion. In his 1991 book The Making of the Messiah, Sheaffer argues that Christianity developed "from the envious anger of the lower classes" towards "Roman power and wealth.

This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before," writes Robert Sheaffer in the Introduction to The Making of the Messiah. Many Christians will find this book as offensive as Moslem fanatics did Salman Rushdie's 'blasphemous' Satanic Verses

This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before", writes Robert Sheaffer in the introduction to The Making of the Messiah.

This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before", writes Robert Sheaffer in the introduction to The Making of the Messiah. Many Christians will find this book as offensive as Moslem fanatics did Salman Rushdie's 'blasphemous' Satanic Verses". This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before", writes Robert Sheaffer in the introduction to The Making of the Messiah. Many Christians will find this book as offensive as Moslem fanatics did Salman Rushdie's 'blasphemous' Satanic Verses.

Robert Sheaffer's "Making of the Messiah": A Critique

Robert Sheaffer's "Making of the Messiah": A Critique. One of the few historical facts about Jesus that is agreed upon by scholars of all persuasions and beliefs is that he was crucified. E. P. Sanders regards it as one of the most certain facts in the life of Christ; even the Jesus Seminar overwhelmingly regards the crucifixion as a certified historical moment. The book begins with a little of the standard objecting typical of Skeptical polemics, in which the audience is treated to a recounting of various historic crimes of the church, such as executing people for blasphemy.

Fellow of the Victorian Steampunk Society. with illustrations by the author. Here were the piemen and those who offered for sale upon the thoroughfares of the great metropolis such toothsome viands as mock-plum duff, straw muffins, mud pies, sawdust puddings and cardboard cakes. Shirts, once white, found favour with them, as did long, pale smocks of antique design, as worn by bakers in bygone days. When bread was oft-times made out of bread and rarely, as now, out of chalk. Mingling amongst these fellows were to be seen the cockney street sellers of flypapers, beetle wafers and wasp traps, cockroach castles and sea-monkey sanctuaries.

Robert Sheaffer (1988). Resentment Against Achievement: Understanding the Assault Upon Ability. Robert Sheaffer (1991). The Making of the Messiah: Christianity and Resentment. Growth, Envy, Hatred. Mean, Doubt, Atheist. The priest invents and encourages every kind of suffering and distress so that man may not have the opportunity to become scientific, which requires a considerable degree of free time, health, and an outlook of confident positivism. Thus, the religious authorities work hard to make and keep people feeling sinful, unworthy, and unhappy. Religious, Hard Work, Opportunity. Envy and resentment are terribly corrosive passions.

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"This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before," writes Robert Sheaffer in the Introduction to The Making of the Messiah. "Many Christians will find this book as offensive as Moslem fanatics did Salman Rushdie's 'blasphemous' Satanic Verses." Sheaffer has provided fascinating reading for all those not afraid to question the jargon and inconsistencies that lie behind the "accepted truths" of Christianity.In his attempt to dispel the myths surrounding the life of Jesus, Sheaffer presents Christianity with one of its greatest challenges. His approach differs from the conventional works of freethinkers by suggesting a radically different picture of Christianity's rise from (to borrow Friedrich Nietzsche's phrase) the "spirit of resentment." Sheaffer tells why Christianity could develop only as it did, as it emerged from the envious anger of the lower classes against the power and wealth of Rome. He shows how early Christian writers altered historical facts to make the new religion "sell" to potential converts. What emerges is a scheme of deliberate distortion and deceit that could grace a mystery novel, leaving in its wake a trail of highly suspicious and incriminating evidence.The Making of the Messiah presents a compelling argument that Jesus was never "crucified by the Romans" but slain and hanged from a tree, under Jewish law, as a heretic and blasphemer. It shows that behind the Virgin birth story lurks a darker tale of Mary the adulteress whose "divine child" was rejected by her husband, Joseph, as a bastard. And finally, it traces the accounts of Jesus' Resurrection to reveal that the earliest gospel (that of Mark) contains no actual sightings of a risen Jesus. With time, however, Christianity's claims of a Resurrection gradually evolved, progressing from "vision" to "established fact" - the result of purposeful embellishment and mythologizing.Working from the same ancient sources that biblical scholars use - some of the sources having only recently come to light - Sheaffer pieces the evidence together in a new way. The picture that emerges will generate much controversy. This unconventional perspective on some of the basic tenets of Christianity radically impacts biblical criticism in a manner that humanists and freethinkers will wholeheartedly applaud.
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Nuliax
The author posits that Jesus' deificaiton was a construct of later ages in the quest to make people victims. The author gives a fair review of the literature of the debate regarding Jesus' existence as an actual historical figure. Add it to the library on the most important figure in Western history.
Saithinin
Was very impressed with the research, and the way it was presented and explained chapter by chapter.
Samut
Robert Sheaffer book "The making of the Messiah is most likely the worse researched book ever written about the Bible. He reference scripture maybe 5 to 6 times trying to make false points and complete lies. Robert is into UFO's, Please, stay in that lane! I purchased the book for .03 cents from a book seller on Amazon. Can't get upset with the seller removing the trash from his/her home. I will be moving this where it's belongs (Trash Can).

Robert needs to understand how to study the Bible to know and understand; Isaiah 28:9-10; Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Whom shall he teach knowledge and understand the doctrine in the Bible? Robert is not on milk or is he drawn from the breast, he is on complete water. He do not have any idea the bible uses precepts to get understanding. The book I purchased will be in the Land fill.
Onath
awesome deal. Fast shipping. Thanks.
Fordregelv
Robert Sheaffer (born 1949) is a freelance writer for Skeptical Inquirer, Fate Magazine, and Spaceflight, and was a founding member of the UFO Subcommittee of the Committee for SCICOP; he has also written other books such as Psychic Vibrations: Skeptical Giggles from the Skeptical Inquirer,The Ufo Verdict: Examining the Evidence,Ufo Sightings: The Evidence, etc.

He wrote in the Introduction to this 1991 book, "This book presents a picture of the origins of Christianity very different from anything that has been published before... This book contains a reinterpretation of Christianity's beginnings, attempting to set aside myths about the life of Jesus that are unsupported by sound scholarship. Our purpose in writing is to make apparent why Christian Doctrines and Scriptures assumed their present form... It is the way these sources are pieced together, and the picture that emerges from them, that will generate so much controversy." (Pg. 9)

He states, "We know from Matthew 1:18-20 that Joseph doubted the fidelity of his betrothed, a potentially embarrassing fact which no other Gospel admits, although this is abundantly clear in the Toldoth, as well as in various noncanonical Christian texts." (Pg. 25) Later, he argues, "For centuries, Christians have assumed from the fact that Jesus never married, and had no known involvement with women, that his Godly nature precluded all interest in the opposite sex. Now we see a more direct explanation: as a mamzer [someone born of adultry], Jesus was forbidden to marry any Jewish woman." (Pg. 114)

He admits, "I personally do not doubt that one 'Jesus of Nazareth' was a real first-century figure. So many nearly contemporary writings mention him, some quite flatteringly, while others are exceedingly hostile. Imaginary figures do not engender such divisiveness. No ancient Jewish text expresses the slightest doubt as to Jesus' real existence... Ironically, the most persuasive proof of Jesus' historicity may be the strident tone of hostility in the rabbinical writings ... This 'Jesus of Nazareth' MUST have been a real person to have left the rabbinical establishment in such a stew... No merely mythological being is ever surrounded by such spirited partisans, both pro and con." (Pg. 59)

He argues, "We find in John frequent but puzzling references to 'the disciple Jesus loved.' All such passages occur after Jesus' raising of Lazarus... In John 13:23 we find this puzzling male disciple 'leaning on Jesus' bosom.' Christians, horrified at the hint of homoerotic behavior in their Savior, explain this away as the traditional oriental posture of leaning on a couch during a banquet... Many people 'lean back' at tables in the gospels, but the Beloved Disciple is the only one who ever lies on anyone's 'chest' or 'bosom.' In John 19:26-27, Jesus' last act before expiring is ... apparently to bind together his lover and his mother." (Pg. 117-118)

A controversial interpretation (although much less original than he thinks; see the 1987 book, The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives, Expanded Twentieth Anniversary Edition for example), this book will be of interest to those seeking a skeptical interpretation of the life of Jesus.
Aedem
When I saw that Robert Sheaffer, who has also written on UFO claims, had written a book on Jesus, I was excited. I thought he might analyze the claims made about Jesus in light of his knowledge of extraordinary claims made today.

He does - briefly - but otherwise, a theme that could have been his strongest point gets largely left to the side. Instead, he relies largely on the assumption that the Toldoth Jesu, a fourth-century Talmudic work, can provide us with facts about Jesus not recorded in the Gospels. The book's sole strong point is that he provides a summary of the Toldoth, which shows its obviously mythic character and makes for entertaining reading besides. Let me emphasize that I think the historical Gospels are none too reliable, but the Toldoth is certainly less so.