Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Them Twin Cities
Originally posted by Woof
There are also numerous books showing the relationships between Jesus, Son of God and many other religions of the same kind in the period when Christianity was born. The Jesus Mysteries http://www.jesusmysteries.demon.co.uk/home.html is a good example.
On and on I go..... I also read a book some many years ago called Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...45368754/rpcman
Two points. One, Foucault's Pendulum is a superb book (but not explicitly about Jesus, so don't let that keep you from it.)
Two, I am very intrigued by the resurgence of interest in non-orthodox visions of Jesus. It seems to pop up every few years, and now with this whole Da Vinci Code Phenomenon*. Goes along with, seems to me, the horribly written and conceived yet wildly popular Left Behind series in that there seems to be more of an acceptance to rethink or refictionalize religious ..stuff. In a way, it's a refreshing change from an artificial emphasis on the bible as the end-all-be-all of religious writing.
...I hope my post doesn't read as trolling. Welcome to the Ramble, Roof, er, Woof.
* which I haven't read, but I've been one of those "yeah, he and Magdalene were more than friends" commenters for awhile - commenting from ignorance, I should add, because I don't know if that will stand up to a Toby Parse. In other news, I hereby dub that method of message board interaction as "The TobyParse" One word.
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