Heresy

Heresy: Jesus Christ and the Other Sons of God

Spirituality & Beliefs, Religion, Christianity, Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 07/03/2024
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Heresy
The Greatest Story Never told..
An excellent book this. Deftly written with a light touch and even dare I say humor but with a scholarly, evidence rich base, Catherine Nixey explores the ... READ MORE
Teresa@StNeots
Heresy
Heresies new and old are dispassionately and deftly explored
This book fills in blanks I hardly noticed were there. The early years of Christianity are dominated by the story of Christ and those of his followers afte... READ MORE
Eilish from Rustington

Synopsis

‘In the beginning was the Word,’ says the Gospel of John. This sentence – and the words of all four gospels – is central to the teachings of the Christian church and has shaped Western art, literature and language, and the Western mind.

Yet in the years after the death of Christ there was not merely one word, nor any consensus as to who Jesus was or why he had mattered. There were many different Jesuses, among them the aggressive Jesus who scorned his parents and crippled those who opposed him, the Jesus who sold his twin into slavery and the Jesus who had someone crucified in his stead.

Moreover, in the early years of the first millennium there were many other saviours, many sons of gods who healed the sick and cured the lame. But as Christianity spread, they were pronounced unacceptable – even heretical – and they faded from view. Now, in Heresy, Catherine Nixey tells their extraordinary story, one of contingency, chance and plurality. It is a story about what might have been.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529040357
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 634g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 164 x 35 mm

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