Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn't it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out: No.
Nailed sheds light on 10 beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus - in short, a purely mythic Christ.
©2010 David Fitzgerald (P)2013 Dogma Debate, LLC
When commuting to and from work about 2 hours daily, and while doing the more basic functions of my job, a good audiobook provides the pace.
This well-written informative work uses the sources Christians accept to invalidate the sources Christians accept. I want everyone who was ever in the church to listen to this, with their logic glasses on.
What day was the Jesus crucified? The writer that made it into the modern biblical canon can't agree. Also why didn't anyone else see a mob of Jewish zombies?
While the information is good I can't say it's worth owning as an audiobook. On paper it would be fine because you could go back later and reference it if needed. You can't do that with this kind of information in an audiobook format.
The information in this book is good but it's more laid out as a dissertation and not a simple "here it is" let me tell you a story. The first half of the book is him making references to events, people and places that feels like it needs an appendix (or that he's reading from someone else's) that sadly audio books don't come with. Several times throughout the audio book the author makes reference to a PDF file that accompanies it but I was not given one to download from audible.
Anyone anywhere ever.
While the information in this book is good, David Fritzgerald is not a "performer" like so many others who narrate audible books. He has trouble pronouncing words he wrote in his own book. Several times throughout the performance sentences are read twice over. He reads it like a high school student reading in front of a class and nervous that the other students are going to make fun of him. It is not fluid nor does it float at all. It's an awkward bumbling mess the whole way through. It's hard to follow the "so and so in this century said this, and so and so disputed that in this century" with the author's uneasy reading style. I felt lost for the first half of the book. The information is useful but it wasn't until he got into the actual texts of the bible that one could follow along having something familiar to ground the text to.
the information in this book is good but you're better off having a hard copy to refer back to when necessary. Unless you have a photographic memory this is nothing more than a "hey that was good to know". This isn't really the kind of book you listen to, it's one you have in hand and highlight with markers as you go.
I enjoyed the book but not in an audio format. I'm going to have to buy the book in print so I can pick up the points the author failed to convey properly in his own reading.
this book talk about is jesus real. iv wonder if the story we been told is the real story and the more i lean the more i want to learn this book fix in that same idea. it has some power inseit into the Jesus
Fantastic book aimed at the layman ... very easy to follow and a useful tool to understand the historicity of the man who never was...A must buy.
It was well laid out.
The invisible Jesus
Definately...hooked from the first few seconds
Well done David...you are a true scholar.
I new the Bible had contradictions and tripped all over itself but to have it all laid out blows your mind. How can anybody believe this stuff?
"What counts as evidence in the religious world?"
Yes I would - in fact I'm about to listen to it again. Having come from a religious background, I've always known that what purports to be evidence from that standpoint is often just faith promoting rumour. And that's all. It was nice to see these herded into a book that addresses the non existence of virtually everything in the New Testament.
There was no let up - I thought we would get a part that indicated that there was at least a little evidence, all be it suppositional or circumstantial, but no! No evidence at all. Nice work!
I have listened to another of David Fitzgerald's books not read by him, but the performance was of a similar nature. There are other reviews of this book that do not rate his performance of his own work, but I found this not to be the case. His presentation style was listenable, understandable and enjoyable. It helped that the content was good too.
I don't have the sort of time to listen to a whole book at once, but I would do with this if I had say a long journey to complete. It was easy to listen to.
Looking forward to more from this author.
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