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How the gospels became history. Jesus and Mediterranean myths.

Author: M David Litwa
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press 2019.
Series: Synkrisis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling comparison of the gospels and Greco-Roman mythology which shows that the gospels were not perceived as myths, but as historical records. Did the early Christians believe their myths? Like most ancient-and modern-people, early Christians made efforts to present their myths in the most believable ways. In this eye-opening work, M. David Litwa explores how and why what later became the four canonical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M David Litwa
ISBN: 9780300242638 0300242638
OCLC Number: 1115120699
Description: 312 p.
Series Title: Synkrisis.
Responsibility: M. David Litwa.

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