It is well-known that Jesus was Jewish and that there are
considerable connections between the Old and New Testaments. This
book details the astonishingly large number of these connections
and reveals how much of what Jesus taught had already been written
in the Old Testament. The fact that he was Jewish is often
interpreted ethnically and not in terms of his religion. When the
pagan additions to Christian doctrine are removed what is left is
the teaching of a superlative Jewish prophet. What is revealed in
this book is the unexpectedly large overlap between Judaism and
Christianity. The main body consists of comparative quotes from the
Old and New Testaments, followed by a chapter showing the darker
side of Jesus' teaching, which is a result of his place, time and
circumstances. There is a chapter quoting those teachings which
transcend his circumstances and are his spiritual gift to humanity.
The book ends by discussing antisemitism historically and includes
an analysis of Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church's alleged
exoneration of the Jewish people from the attribution of eternal
guilt for the crucifixion. Rescuing Jesus from Christianity will
appeal to readers with an interest in religion, spirituality and
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