Instead of starting with an open inquiry such as "Who Was Jesus?", to conclude only down the line with the non-existence of Jesus, this book starts with a bang, a "no-buts-permitted" title brutally asserting that "Jesus Never Existed".
This title is a good eye-catcher, but it is terribly misleading.
The book in fact mixes two interlocking subjects:
1) the critique of the mythical story of Jesus Christ;
2) and the dark side of the history of Christianity.
With two overlapping ambitions:
- first, as a popularizing mini-encyclopedia -- introducing neophyte readers to the complexity of Christian history and offering a comprehensive coverage of all its tangle of… Read more