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Redactions And Just So Messed With By and just so messed with by with their own Christian narrative that the final product they left The Last of the High Kings (New Policeman, us with says we re not really sure what Paul did Was he even a historical figure Price assumes as much Price writes on page 191 If there was a historical apostle Paul which seems likely enough his figure has retreated behind the pseudepigraphical epistles attributed to him by various Marcionite and Gnostic members of the Pauline school In surveying all the literature canon and apocryphal and otherwise it becomes clear we re dealing with different schools of Christian thought that finally ended in Catholicism Dr Price presents an argument that Christianities original formation started with a form of Hellenistic Judaism to Gnosticism eventually leading to Catholicism with players here and there competing for their narrative to be the championReading Dr Price and Richard Carrier s work along with others has been rather eye opening Analysis of the Old and New Testament and those books that didn t make it in to the canon reveals something rather conclusive If there was really a god with a message why did it get messed with by human beings with their own agendas I find this amazing if there ever was such a message from a god In other words what we re dealing with here and every other legend religion and myth is that there is no such divine being at all only people making thingsp as they see fitThe final few hundred pages of the book will be a reference for years to come Dr Price surveys each epistle breaking them down by relevant sections to show where interpolations come in where it was clearly being edited to promote Catholicism where it was sanitizing Gnosticism and so on and so fo. At we think we know about Paul comes from Sunday school stories we heard as children The stories were didactic tales meant to keep The Gi War Against Japan us reverent and obedient As adults reading the New Testament we catch glimpses of a very different kind of disciple a wild ascetic whom Tertullian dubbed “the second apostle of Marcion and the apostle of the heretics” What does scholarship tells about the enigmatic thirteenth apostle who looms larger. Useful book for investigating the inner workings and contradictions of Paul s letters in some detail I m not sure that Price lays out his argument effectively enough for me to follow him to his final conclusions But that might be a comment about me than the author
if you have the pre nicene new testament you have The Pre Nicene New Testament second half of the book is somewhat redundant since it reproduces material already in that book Makes the Pauline and other lettersepistles come alive but one can never think again that what we have here is the dictated instructions from god of course this is what the writer of Paul s writings thought but not in the sense Things Mother Used to Make understood bys reading today completely biassed by the content of the gospels preceding them in the NT Basically the book starts with an optimistic view of finding the real Paul but the diabetic has Ghost of a Hanged Man us ending with a hopeless ever shrinking Paulntil there is nothing really left Like his work on the historical Jesus we come to realise that the whole early Christian movement and the formation of the New Testament is Fantasy Faerie Erotica Collection - 8 Sexy Gay Stories of Romantic Vampires, Faeries, and Other Magical Lovers uite different to what we are taught to believe Our NT isite literally a catholicised version the orthodox but late winners of a battle of religious meaning that occurred around the Christ myth This is a very dense book It s a graduate level study on Paul and the Epistles canon and apocryphal Price name drops researchers and conclusions rapid fire to the point where I had to go back often to catch what was being discussed I think the good Doctor forgets we re all not on the same level as himself and it would have been appreciated although I acknowledge resulting in a much longer read if Price would have paused #on numerous occasions to give some definitions background and history of the key players hereNever the less book #numerous occasions to give some definitions background and history of the players hereNever the less the book a wonderful review of all and it sure does appear to be ALL the relevant studies regarding the works of Paul Or so. The story of Paul is one of irony the New Testament depicting him at the martyrdom of Stephen holding the assassins' cloaks Then this same Paul is transformed into the biblical archetype for someone suffering for their faith He becomes so entrenched it would appear that he had walked with the Christians all his life that he was the one who defined the faith eventually being called the “second founder of Christianity” But much of wh.
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Rth It is an excellent study guide regarding this material It reminded me of the book and analysis by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Bhagavad Gita As It Is Each section is painstakingly examined for history meaning and the purpose of it being thereHighly recommended There s a lot here to continue to study and this may reuire several readings to sink in You don t need a graduate level nderstanding of the New Testament but at the very least this should not be your entry level book into the
study I disagree with Price on a lot I wanted to giveI disagree with Price on a lot I wanted to give three stars due to editing and some footnoting errors and I think a little rhetoric in #Place Of Rigour But Price S Charm And Honesty Give #of rigour But Price s charm and honesty give a four Interesting to say the least Bob Price again explores from a very estioning often cynical and mostly very learned perspective the history of the early years and traditions of what was to become christianity as we know it though most believers from many sects don t Nyx uite know it Always entertaining in the midst of his very dense serious scholarship Bob continues here to challenge the often simplistic orthodoxnderstandings of scripture Here he discusses the many sources most of which were NOT related to the legendary Jewish man named Paul in both Acts and the Epistles Born againers orthodox RCatholics and even many everyday Protestant Sunday churchgoers will not like this book But if you really want to nderstand where your beliefs and faith originate read this and other BPrice works Certainly it is a great read for non christians other faiths agnostics atheists who are interested in the history of early christian and hence European and Mediterranean history One caveat Bob s language is often very academic theologian so if you are NOT USED TO READING SUCH WORKS used to reading such works good dictionary or access to at references at least on the Wikipedia level may be reuired to nderstand what he is discussing. Than life in the New Testament The epistles give evidence of having been written at the end of the first century or early in the second too late to have been Paul’s actual writings So who wrote and rewrote them F C Baur a nineteenth century theologian pointed persuasively to Simon Magus as the secret identity of “Paul” Robert M Price in this exciting journey of discovery gives readers the background for a story we thought we knew. ,