Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780805098556
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

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Millions of readers have thrilled to bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781447252351
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Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

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The story of Jesus’s crucifixion as it’s never been told before Millions of readers have been thrilled by author Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard’s Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of non-fiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the shocking events leading up to the execution of the most influential man who ever lived: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion people attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. In this riveting and fact-based account of Jesus’s life and times, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate, and John the Baptist are among the many legendary figures who rise up off the page. Killing Jesus not only takes readers inside this most volatile epoch, it also recounts the seismic political and historical events that made Jesus’s death inevitable – and changed the world for ever.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781743516010
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

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Millions of readers have been thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of non-fiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings, and believe that he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Martin Dugard,Bill O'Reilly
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9788858512487
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Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Edizioni Piemme
Language: it

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L'omicidio annunciato di un uomo scomodo. Uno che parla troppo e pesta i piedi al potere. Uno che merita una morte esemplare. Ma quando il corpo non si trova, trafugato o svanito nel nulla, per i mandanti inizia la paura. Dalla nascita dell'Impero romano alla conquista della Palestina, dal processo-farsa al Nazareno al colpo di scena di una tomba vuota, una narrative non fiction mozzafiato che ha inventato un nuovo modo di raccontare la storia.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Stephen Mansfield
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781617952210
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Worthy Books
Language: en

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TORTURE -- INFANTICIDE -- BRUTALITY -- MURDER The World Would Never Be the Same "The execution of Jesus was a crime born of the streets, the barracks, the enclaves of the privileged, and the smoke-filled back rooms of religious and political power brokers. Its meaning lives in these places still." It is the most fiercely debated murder of all time. Its symbol is worn by billions of people worldwide. Its spiritual meaning is invoked daily in time-honored rituals. In Killing Jesus, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield masterfully recounts the corrupt trial and grisly execution of Jesus more than two thousand years ago. Approaching the story at its most human level, Mansfield uses both secular sources and biblical accounts to bring fresh perspective to the human drama, political intrigue, and criminal network behind the killing of the world's most famous man

Pontius Pilate Deciphering a Memory

Pontius Pilate  Deciphering a Memory
Author: Aldo Schiavone
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781631492365
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Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

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A world-renowned classicist presents a groundbreaking biography of the man who sent Jesus of Nazareth to the Cross. The Roman prefect Pontius Pilate has been cloaked in rumor and myth since the first century, but what do we actually know of the man who condemned Jesus of Nazareth to the Cross? In this breakthrough, revisionist biography of one of the Bible’s most controversial figures, Italian classicist Aldo Schiavone explains what might have happened in that brief meeting between the governor and Jesus, and why the Gospels—and history itself—have made Pilate a figure of immense ambiguity. Pontius Pilate lived during a turning point in both religious and Roman history. Though little is known of the his life before the Passion, two first-century intellectuals—Flavius Josephus and Philo of Alexandria—chronicled significant moments in Pilate’s rule in Judaea, which shaped the principal elements that have come to define him. By carefully dissecting the complex politics of the Roman governor’s Jewish critics, Schiavone suggests concerns and sensitivities among the people that may have informed their widely influential claims, especially as the beginnings of Christianity neared. Against this historical backdrop, Schiavone offers a dramatic reexamination of Pilate and Jesus’s moment of contact, indicating what was likely said between them and identifying lines of dialogue in the Gospels that are arguably fictive. Teasing out subtle but significant contradictions in details, Schiavone shows how certain gestures and utterances have had inestimable consequences over the years. What emerges is a humanizing portrait of Pilate that reveals how he reacted in the face of an almost impossible dilemma: on one hand wishing to spare Jesus’s life and on the other hoping to satisfy the Jewish priests who demanded his execution. Simultaneously exploring Jesus’s own thought process, the author reaches a stunning conclusion—one that has never previously been argued—about Pilate’s intuitions regarding Jesus. While we know almost nothing about what came before or after, for a few hours on the eve of the Passover Pilate deliberated over a fate that would spark an entirely new religion and lift up a weary prisoner forever as the Son of God. Groundbreaking in its analysis and evocative in its narrative exposition, Pontius Pilate is an absorbing portrait of a man who has been relegated to the borders of history and legend for over two thousand years.

The Last Days of Jesus

The Last Days of Jesus
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781627791939
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

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Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked across Galilee; everywhere he traveled he gained followers. His contemporaries are familiar historical figures: Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate. It was an era of oppression, when every man, woman, and child answered to the brutal rule of Rome. In this world, Jesus lived, and in this volatile political and historical context, Jesus died—and changed the world forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller Killing Jesus, and richly illustrated, The Last Days of Jesus is a riveting, fact-based account of the life and times of Jesus.

Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy

Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781466855564
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

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The ultimate collection of history that reads like a thriller from mega-bestselling author, Bill O'Reilly Millions of readers have discovered the thrill of history come to life in the instant bestsellers, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, from New York Times bestselling author and iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly. Now you can experience both of the vivid and remarkable accounts of the assassinations that changed America's history in a dual hardcover boxed set. Relive the last days of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy—two presidents living in different eras, yet tied by their duty to their country and the legacies they so abruptly left behind.

Killing Jesus Pilate s Report

Killing Jesus   Pilate s Report
Author: Ph. D. Dr William G. Von Peters
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781304983367
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Release: 2014-04
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Pontius Pilate's report to Caesar on the killing of Jesus at the hands of the Sanhedrin; as found in Vatican and Eastern Roman Empire libraries. The story of the crucifixion from the first hand view of the Roman Procurator of Judea. His interactions with Christ, the background of Judean hatred of Jesus, and their maneuvering of Pilate into being an accessory in the killing of Jesus. The Passion and Death of Jesus were prophesied centuries before the event as part of the salvation narrative to redeem man. The texts and annotations from the REAL Douay Rheims Bible, dating from St. Jerome's translation of the Bible into Latin in the late 4th Century A.D. gives us God's insight into the horrific killing of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Containing important historical and biographical information on the principal players in the killing, including Caiaphas' report justifying his own actions, and ultimately recognizing that he may have put the Messiah to death.

Killing Jesus by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard A 15 minute Instaread Summary

Killing Jesus by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard   A 15 minute Instaread Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Pages: 50
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: Instaread Summaries
Language: en

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard - A 15-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:A Note to Readers O’Reilly explains that he and Martin Dugard wrote this book with one goal in mind, to share the truth about who Jesus was. He emphasizes that it is important to understand the tumultuous times that Jesus lived in if a person hopes to understand who he was and what he stood for. O’Reilly and Dugard hope to shed some new light upon the struggle between dominant Roman leaders and the legendary man called Jesus. Chapter 1 In 5 BC soldiers in Bethlehem, Judea, were ordered by King Herod to find and kill baby Jesus. Herod, age sixty-nine and suffering from many physical ailments, had grown insecure about rumors that a new King of the Jews had been born. To make certain the child would be murdered, Herod ordered the slaughter of every male less than two years old. Nobody questioned his decree because all knew of his thirty-year reign of terror. Even his own soldiers feared Herod’s wrath. Despite two visits to Jerusalem by Jesus and his family in his first month and a half of life, they managed to escape undetected by Herod and his soldiers.

Who Killed Jesus

Who Killed Jesus
Author: John Dominic Crossan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0060614803
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Release: 1996-02-02
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

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The death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized The Death of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism -- never questions the essential historicity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism. Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional understanding of the Gospels as historical fact is not only wrong but dangerous. Drawing on the best of biblical, anthropological, sociological and historical research, he demonstrates definitively that it was the Roman government that tried and executed Jesus as a social agitator. Crossan also candidly addresses such key theological questions as "Did Jesus die for our sins?" and "Is our faith in vain if there was no bodily resurrection?" Ultimately, however, Crossan's radical reexamination shows that the belief that the Jews killed Jesus is an early Christian myth (directed against rival Jewish groups) that must be eradicated from authentic Christian faith.

Executing Grace

Executing Grace
Author: Shane Claiborne
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062347367
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of a life true—or even practical—punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. Using an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost, so too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel—that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.

Jesus Christ on Killing

Jesus Christ on Killing
Author: Sgt Charlie Eipper
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1628716096
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Release: 2014-02
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

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Author Charlie Eipper pens a unique read discussing Christian self-defense. As a police officer with many years in law enforcement, Eipper includes an autobiography and speaks on engaging topics from a place of experience. Eipper reveals interesting backgrounds of Biblical leaders, inviting readers to gain insight on how the Bible unveils fascinating commentary on self-defense, Biblical heroism, violence and combat. Eipper's book is a great religious reference tool that also exposes readers to the social issues surrounding combat in a Biblical and non-Biblical context, while showcasing a contagious passion for the Word of God.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus
Author: Rene A. Lopez
Pages: 186
ISBN: 098943172X
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Trying to disprove and thereby kill the biblical Jesus is nothing new. Matthew records that immediately after the news broke in Jerusalem that Jesus' body was missing, Jewish leaders formulated a story to invalidate the resurrection. Could the biblical account be a conspiracy cover-up by Jesus' disciples? With the recent frontal attack upon the credibility of Christianity from both atheists and religionists, it is essential that the church have skilled and scholarly apologists who are able to make a defense for the hope that is in us. This book is a carefully crafted defense of the integrity of the Christian scriptures involving the killing of Jesus by crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ our Savior. This is a must read for anyone interested in the facts surrounding the Death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781429996877
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Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

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A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

Republican Jesus

Republican Jesus
Author: Tony Keddie
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780520385696
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Release: 2021-09-09
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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The complete guide to debunking right-wing misinterpretations of the Bible--from economics and immigration to gender and sexuality. Jesus loves borders, guns, unborn babies, and economic prosperity and hates homosexuality, taxes, welfare, and universal healthcare--or so say many Republican politicians, pundits, and preachers. Through outrageous misreadings of the New Testament gospels that started almost a century ago, conservative influencers have conjured a version of Jesus that speaks to their fears, desires, and resentments. In Republican Jesus, Tony Keddie explains not only where this right-wing Christ came from and what he stands for but also why this version of Jesus is a fraud. By restoring Republicans' cherry-picked gospel texts to their original literary and historical contexts, Keddie dismantles the biblical basis for Republican positions on hot-button issues like Big Government, taxation, abortion, immigration, and climate change. At the same time, he introduces readers to an ancient Jesus whose life experiences and ethics were totally unlike those of modern Americans, conservatives and liberals alike.

Christ Actually

Christ Actually
Author: James Carroll
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101609125
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Release: 2014-11-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about—and how can we believe in—Jesus in the twenty-first century in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the twentieth century and the drift from religion that followed? What Carroll has discovered through decades of writing and lecturing is that he is far from alone in clinging to a received memory of Jesus that separates him from his crucial identity as a Jew, and therefore as a human. Yet if Jesus was not taken as divine, he would be of no interest to us. What can that mean now? Paradoxically, the key is his permanent Jewishness. No Christian himself, Jesus actually transcends Christianity. Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Far from another book about the “historical Jesus,” he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously. He retrieves the power of Jesus’ profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question—what is the future of Jesus Christ?—as the key to a renewal of faith.

Killing Reagan

Killing Reagan
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781627792424
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

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From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world? Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton, Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood, where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in the California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House, where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. In Killing Reagan, O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.

Killing for Jesus

Killing for Jesus
Author: Saving Christianity
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1544096496
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Release: 2017-03-04
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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This Conception is Counter Propaganda For the Media, Theologians, and Politicians. For Christians Who Ostracize Themselves From How Modern Christianity Breeds 100 Times More Terrorism than Islam. For All Faiths Against Terrorism Perpetrated by Killers Believing they will Go To Heaven for Murdering Civilians, All Who Believe Love is Stronger Than Hate, All Who Believe in Equality. For Evolving from My God Verses Your God into God is Love. For Christians A Million Miles Away from Jesus, Helping You Come Back Home: -Love your enemies and Pray for those who Persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven.- (Matthew 5:44-45) Defeating Christian Terrorism With Love! Love Starts With Acceptance. Speeches By Popes, Bible Verses, Christian Terrorist Manuals and Testimonies Are All Included, Documenting The Top 10 Categories of How Christianity Breeds Terrorism. In Addition to Permission and Motivation to Terrorize, Some Christians Interpret the Modern Teachings of Christianity to Believe they Have a Duty to Be Terrorists. Responses to Christian Terrorists' Ideology are Included To Exterminate the Hate and Replace it with Love. The Top 10 Ways Christians Kill For Jesus Include: Deicide, Rapture, 100 Virgins, Manifest Destiny, Satanism, Resemblance, Fetuses, and From Having a Guilt Free Conscience Being Already -Saved-, thus Sins Can Be Unlimited and They Assume They Can Still Be In Heaven. Love, as a Focus to Defeat the Christian Terrorists' Hate includes the Top 10 Ways Muslims Love Jesus More Than Christians. Loving the Original Jesus Verses the Contemporary Jesus More is a Core Way to Cure Christian Terrorism. Teaching to Truly Love Jesus Include: Showing How Jesus was actually Saved from the Cross and Clarifying How It's Much More Loving to Believe in Rescue than Resurrection, Consequently Giving Christian Terrorists Accountability Rather Than Lawlessness. 20 years of Propaganda and Comparative Religion research is what makes this book more authoritative and informative than any of it's kind. Our Goal is three fold: Breaking the Media Ban on Reporting Christian Terrorism, Defeating Christian Terrorism, and Opening Dialog Among World Religions from An Equal Platform to Foster Understanding, Peace, and Love. The Anti-Defamation League reports 2015 to Present as being the -Deadliest Time for Domestic Extremist violence in the past 20 years. Over 63 percent of killings levied on Americans were committed by groups that identify with Strong Christian beliefs-. Christian Terrorism Is On the Rise, Consequently, those Who Deny Christian Terrorism Are Also Increasing. Denying Christian Terrorism is Tantamount to Condoning and Enabling Murderers Killing For Jesus. Churches Don't Condemn or Acknowledge Christian Terrorism because of Shame and Embarrassment, like the Catholic church international terrorism towards children by priests. The Catholic Church Spent Decades and Millions Denying and Covering Up Christian Terrorism Against Children By Priests. Despite Being One of the Richest Institutions in the World, The Catholic Church Spent Decades Trying to Avoid Paying Retribution to the Terrorized Children. Christian Terrorism is Also an Inconvenient Truth For non-Catholic Churches Who Compete with Each other to Lower Requirements For Salvation. Churches Sell A Fast Food Style Quick and Easy Heaven to Naive Flocks to Increase Attendance and Tithing; as a Consequence, Breeding More Christian Terrorists. In Both Catholic and Non-Catholic Christian Churches, it's Financially Beneficial to Deny Christian Terrorism and Distance Themselves from the Guilt and Embarrassment. Silence from Nearly All Christian Leaders Shows Church Officials Would Rather Continue to Collect and Keep Money Rather Than Save Lives by Addressing Modern Interpretations of Christianity that Breed Terrorism.

Jesus Mary and Joseph

Jesus  Mary  and Joseph
Author: Christopher A. Frilingos
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780812294378
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Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

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When Jesus was five he killed a boy, or so reports the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. A little boy had run into Jesus by accident, bumping him on the shoulder, and Jesus took offense: "Jesus was angry and said to him, 'You shall go no further on your way,' and instantly the boy fell down and died." A second story recounts how Jesus transformed mud into living birds, while yet another has Joseph telling Mary to keep Jesus in the house so that no one else gets hurt. What was life really like in the household of Joseph, Mary, and little Jesus? The canon of the New Testament provides few details, but ancient Christians, wanting to know more, would turn to the texts we know as the "Infancy Gospels." The Infancy Gospel of Thomas is a collection of stories from the mid-second century C.E. describing events in the life of Jesus between the ages of five and twelve. The Proto-gospel of James, also dating from the second century, focuses on Mary and likewise includes episodes from her childhood. These gospels are often cast aside as marginal character sketches, designed to assure the faithful that signs of divine grace cropped up in the early years of both Mary and Jesus. Christopher A. Frilingos contends instead that the accounts are best viewed as meditations on family. Both gospels offer rich portrayals of household relationships at a time when ancient Christians were locked in a fierce debate about family—not only on the question of what a Christian family ought to look like but also on whether Christians should pursue family life at all. Describing the conflicts of family life, the gospels present Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in moments of weakness and strength, reminding early Christians of the canyon separating human ignorance and divine knowledge. According to Frilingos, the depicted acts of love and courage performed in the face of great uncertainty taught early Christian readers the worth of human relationships.