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4.0 out of 5 stars very readable and logical, 18 April 2000
This review is from: The Case against Christianity (Paperback)
This is a book which should be read by all involved in religion. Sometimes, I got the impression that the author in his own mind had reached his conclusion and was then hard put to find the required proof. His case against the Testimonium Flavianum as an interpolation would be more credible, if he named at least some of the Biblical Scholars who he claims dismiss it as spurious.
Again,why waste time on the Holy Shroud of Turin when this is not officially recognised by any of the Christian Churches and never was? Similarly, why waste time refuting authors like Wells and Morris who are not official spokepersons for Christianity? A successful refutation of Papal Dogmas, Augustine and/or Aquinas would have served his purpose much better. I would gladly read more from Michael Martin.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Did Christ Exist?, 28 Sept. 1998
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This review is from: The Case against Christianity (Paperback)
Dr. Martin's attack on Christianity is based on historical and philosophical evaluations of the life and teachings of Christ. He examines historical writings and concludes that Christ may not even have existed. Even if he did, was he the significant figure that we make him out to be? Why do the early Christian writers such as Paul seem totally unfamiliar with his teachings. Paul, for instance, has many opinions, but he never uses any of Christ's teachings to bolster his (Paul's) beliefs.
Martin explores the Resurrection, the Virgin Birth, and the Incarnation. Much of his analysis is centered on the biblical contradictions regarding these events. He also tears apart the bible in discussing the ethics of Christianity.
I found this to be an interesting philosophical and historical treatise. While the author seems to be reaching at times to interpret biblical statements in line with his own beliefs, it is well worth reading if you are interested in varied perspectives of Christianity.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Logically thorough and convincing but sometimes a dull read., 17 Dec. 1998
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This book is logically thorough and destroys Christianity on all important evidential and rational grounds, although I doubt that any who faith has been sufficient thus far will be led to deconvert. It will however let expose them to the fact that they have no rational grounds for their belief. My only criticism of the book is that it can be a dry read in many places, however, this keeps the book to the point and Mr. Martin's points are easy to follow and hard to dissent. A definite read for any who is interested in either sife of this debate.
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The Case against Christianity by Michael Martin (Paperback - 31 Dec. 1991)
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