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The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity (Electronic book text)
The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity (Electronic book text): Jeffrey J. B]tz

The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity (Electronic book text)

Jeffrey J. B]tz

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James, the younger brother of Jesus, has been the subject of controversy since the founding of Christianity. This book reveals his true role as Jesus' chosen successor and demonstrates that the core message in the teachings of Jesus is an expansion, not a repudiation, of the Jewish religion.James recently made international headlines due to the discovery of an ancient Jewish ossuary that bore the inscription: "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Evidence that Jesus had siblings contradicts Roman Catholic dogma on the virgin birth, and James is also a symbol of suppressed Christian teachings. While Peter is traditionally thought of as the leader of the apostles and the "rock" on which Jesus built his church, Jeffrey Butz shows that it was James who led the disciples after the crucifixion. It was James, not Peter, who guided them through the Church's first major theological crisis--Paul's interpretation of the teachings of Jesus. Using the canonical Gospels, writings of the Church Fathers, and apocryphal texts, Butz argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the Church. He shows how the core teachings of Jesus are firmly rooted in Hebrew tradition and reveals the bitter battles between James and Paul for ideological supremacy in the early Church, explaining that Paul's interpretations, which became the foundation of the Church, are in many ways a betrayal of Jesus' teachings. Butz reveals a picture of Christianity and the true meaning of Christ's message that are sometimes quite at odds with established Christian doctrine and concludes that James can serve as a desperately needed link between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam that could heal the wounds of centuries of enmity.

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Imprint: Inner Traditions International
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2005
Authors: Jeffrey J. B]tz
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-6612919244
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
Books > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
LSN: 6612919248
Barcode: 9786612919244

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