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Even Richard Dawkins might enjoy this.,
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This review is from: And Man Created God: Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus (Hardcover)
Ms Selina O'Grady has written a very readable and very accessible book about the origins of Christianity. Although she, largely, lets the reader draw their own conclusions , she does cover the pertaining and relevant "religious" norms of the times. Until reading this excellent book I had never heard of Apollonius and agree with Ms O'Grady when she suggests that this intelligent man might have been as good a role model as Jesus. However, he seems to have suffered from poor PR and did not have a Paul/Saul to further his case.
The book gives many insights into how Christianity evolved as well as covering the other major religions. Augustus, Buddha and Confucius head an ABC of all the relevant cults and movements from Western Europe to Eastern China. Whether you are a religious practitioner or a non-practising atheist like me, you will find it difficult to put this book down. Highly recommended.