Paul: The Founder of Christianity

Gerd Lüdemann


Paul: The Founder of Christianity

Paul: The Founder of Christianity

  • Title: Paul: The Founder of Christianity
  • Author: Gerd Lüdemann
  • ISBN: 9781591020219
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback



New Testament scholar Gerd L demann continues his exploration of the life and teachings of Paul in this groundbreaking monograph, which synthesizes the research of his four previous books on Christianity s leading apostle As the subtitle of the present work makes clear, L demann comes to the conclusion that Paul should be considered not only Christianity s most influentiaNew Testament scholar Gerd L demann continues his exploration of the life and teachings of Paul in this groundbreaking monograph, which synthesizes the research of his four previous books on Christianity s leading apostle As the subtitle of the present work makes clear, L demann comes to the conclusion that Paul should be considered not only Christianity s most influential proselytizer but in truth deserves the title of founder of the religion that ostensibly originated with Jesus of Nazareth Though other scholars have previously made the point that Paul s interpretation of the Christian message actually obscured the original teachings of Jesus, L demann goes further His painstaking historical research shows that Paul created the major tenets of the Christianity we know today and that his theology an original synthesis of Hebrew and Greek belief systems differs significantly from what we now know the historical Jesus to have preached.


Recent Comments "Paul: The Founder of Christianity"

A well reasoned article that Paul creates Christianity using the Eastern rebirth myths to create a loving and forgiving God to embrace all of humanity. Another good read for the student of early Christian History

Easily one of the worst books on the NT I have read in my young career. While Ludemann starts off on the right track in attempting to seek the Historical Paul and remove from him the layers of later traditions, things go horribly awry. Ludemann turns this work into a sharp polemic against traditional Christian believes (specifically on the resurrection of Jesus), claiming that Paul himself was deceived by the "canard" of the early Christian faith. Overall, this book is more of a sensationalistic [...]


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