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The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ by Kersey Graves. Esus of the Celtic Druids. All were crucified gods, and all met their fates hundreds of years before Jesus appeared on the scene.
Here you’ll read about the surprising prevalence throughout global folklore of: This is essential reading for students of comparative mythology and modern freethinkers. Also available from Waviors Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Cosimo Classics first published October 27th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ by Kersey Graves
I knew of other religions claiming the same miracles but I had no idea there were so many exact miracles and exact characters since ancient orientalism. Many of the miracles attributed to Jesus were probably stolen from ancient religions long before the Council of Nicea, when those few powerful men decided what would be in the great book or what would actually be god’s word for the masses. Feb 11, Book rated it it was amazing.
One of the best books of its type. The author collected loads of folklore and mythology that predated Christianity to show that the story of Jesus was not original or unique but just one more slight variation.
Jun 07, Paul Krug rated it liked it Shelves: This book contains fascinating history I had not been aware of. Written init can be challenging reading at times. Nevertheless, the similarities between the various savior figures are remarkable. At times it seemed the author overreached–unnecessary given the subject matter. And he had a tendency to occupy the bully pulpit at other times, as if reveling in his self-perceived triumph.
The book is worth reading. It’s amazing to know how many historical figures were crucified, even between tw This book contains fascinating history I had not been aware of. It’s amazing to know how many historical figures were crucified, even between two thieves. Or born on December 25th of a virgin, with wise men bearing gifts having been foretold by the stars.
Or descended into hell, only to later ascend into heaven.
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors
This and many other similarities add up to cucified their own case savors the nature of shared myth. Perhaps not so much in the Joseph Campbell sense of archetypes, as much as by oral transmission from one society to another. I recommend reading this once at least, for the content if not for the writing. Jun 29, Kane Cassidy rated it really liked it.
This book is dated and it shows, I had to google a few of the listed figures to get a better understanding but when I did, I gained an immense undetstanding and the second reading was a breeze. Brilliant work, eye-opening expose on how Christianity has borrowed from pre-existing religions.
Richard Dawkins often asks theists to acknowlege their atheistic states regarding Gods like Zeus and Thor, after reading this I now ask Christians to prove to me that Zoroaster isn’t my saviour, to excellent ef This book is dated and it shows, I had to google savviors few of the listed figures to get a better understanding but when I did, I gained an immense undetstanding and the second reading was a breeze.
Richard Dawkins often asks theists to acknowlege their atheistic states regarding Gods like Zeus and Thor, after reading this I now ask Christians to prove to me that Zoroaster isn’t my saviour, to excellent effect. A must have for any atheist. Sep saviiors, David Bevins rated it it was ok Shelves: However, the authors snarkiness just overwhelms me, hence two stars.
Jul 06, Naomi Moore rated it it cruciffied amazing. A real eye opener. Aug 20, Darin Simms rated it liked it.
Not the easiest read, though. At times it seems preachy and smug maybe a sign of the culture of the day it was written. Historically, it is mostly accurate but he chooses to ignore some facts while overstating others. Feb 13, Dave Sippel rated it it was ok. This was a deeply frustrating read for me. I have been curious about the supposed amalgamation of mythological and historical figures that “created” Jesus Christ. This seemed like a good place to start reading, but the lack of citations bothered me very much.
I was a history major in college, and the professors constantly reminded us that citations and reference were beyond important in our professional. Part of me was intrigued to read a book on the subject from the POV of a 19th century author This was a deeply frustrating read for me. Part of me was intrigued to read a book on the subject from the POV of a 19th century author, but I couldn’t help thinking that so much more had been learned about near eastern history and theology since that a modern book would have greater accuracy and insight.
One of the the most easy to understand books on the subject that I have ever read.
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors
It is to the point and considering that it was originally published in the late svaiors it takes no prisoners. No matter what you believe it is a must read. If you’re looking for another view on religion, this book is an interesting place to start.
There are in fact more than sixteen saviors in the world, but Graves’ list is enough to widen one’s viewpoint. The book is in fact rather old, and its tone can be a bit, er, unlike modern books. It’s as if the intellectual expected the reader to agree with him on the stupidity of others. For that reason alone, I withheld the fifth star. Readers should saviosr this with some Joseph Campbell, who covers If you’re looking for another view on religion, this book is an interesting place to start.
Readers savoors supplement this with some Joseph Campbell, who covers some of the same ground with a cruciified broader social focus. Still, an interesting read, especially if you find some modern religious dogma a bit, well, stiff. Here you will find other ideas and other, different beliefs.
Different from ours, and yet similar.
Feb 01, Mtoti marked it as to-read Recommends it for: Christians have heard this argument a thousand times, but few really know what people mean by saying that little in Christianity is original. This book provides you with the reasoning behind this claim in an exhaustive way.
I found this book to be a much better choice than any of Robert Price’s books because Price gets his ideas or most of them from this author.
For a good counter-argument I recommend The Jesus Legend by Eddy and didnt read yet but here is some1 elses review on it from amazon: May 16, Christina Vogel rated it did not like it.
Many of his assertions are twisted and verses are misquoted to fit with his beliefs. While there’s no doubt that other myths existed before the birth of Jesus, some of the inaccurate facts and overall bad assertions make me question the validity of anything he wrote.
This is Some of the most irresponsible writing I have ever seen. Mar 10, Scott rated it did not like it Shelves: While I agree with Mr. Graves about the similarities between Christ and the other martyred saviors of the world, the presentation was very dry, and most of which I have heard before although his book was obviously printed first.
I much preferred his work with the Biography of Satan. A really good and informative read This book was very thought provoking.
It’s full of information on the origins and history of Christianity. I thought it bordered on atheism close to the end Mar 05, Okpara added it. The books helps i clearing up the myth related to the story of Jesus the christ. Chris Hayhurst rated it really liked it Feb 03, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Wanda rated it it was ok Aug 16, Mark Mirabello rated it really liked it Apr 14, Deborah rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Mitchell26 McLaughlin rated it liked it Feb 27, Sahana Bai rated it did not like it Jan 08, Gail Williams rated it really liked it Mar 14,