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David Fitzgerald's award-winning 2010 book, Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All, pointed out the top 10 fatal flaws of Christianity's origin story.

Now, Jesus: Mything in Action presents the most compelling new findings in Jesus myth theory, critically examines its controversial reception by biblical scholars and the extent and reliability of our sources for Jesus, and reveals the surprising history behind Jesus' evolution. In this volume, Mything in Action (chapters 1-12) looks at the myths of Jesus mythicism: what it is and isn't and what biblical scholars are saying about it (and why); and examines our oldest "biographical" source for Jesus - the allegorical story we know as the Gospel of Mark.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 David Fitzgerald (P)2017 Pitchstone Publishing

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Jesus myth debunked

this book was excellent! the author does a great job at deconstructing the gospels of the New Testament and revealing the many MANY problems with the Christ myths.

this part 1 of a 3 part series. I was left wanting more!

the author reads the book the book and has a great blend between informative and entertaining. He leaves no stone unturned during his masterful deconstruction. I enjoyed it and I highly recommend it to those who care about putting facts before beliefs.

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In Praise of Mything In Action

This is another tour de force for David Fitzgerald. A meticulously researched book that is expertly, and entertainingly explained. Handling such a controversial subject in such a straight forward and pragmatic fashion , in my opinion, leaves little rebuttal for the concept of a historical Jesus. I highly recommend it.
Regards,
Sam Thompson

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  • Rob
  • Canada
  • 06-15-17

Fascinating deep dive

Fitzgerald lays out the case for mysticism in an accessible, entertaining manner. Yet he is includes the details and references. It's not a casual listen. You have to pay close attention, but that's not hard to do. It's compelling enough that you won't want to be distracted.

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A great book that I recommend for anyone interested in the historical Jesus.

This book is a fresh look at an old idea and gives the historical Jesus even more depth. The arguments are sound and add validity to the Theory that Jesus may have been a combination of multiple characters or possibly made up altogether.

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Jesus, a retelling.

Really helped put the story of Jesus into perspective. Went into great depth to explain the nature of the original story and some of the situation of its creation. Hopefully the next two books help paint the world of early Christianity as this book hyper focused on the Scripture itself.

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  • Nicholas
  • Kalamunda, Australia
  • 10-16-17

Just brilliant

Probably the best summary so far off the state of Jesus mythicism, and showing clearly that is not the crackpot extreme view that many want to portray it as.

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the truth bites

What made the experience of listening to Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I the most enjoyable?

mr. fitzgerald delivers the material very clearly. the book is very well researched and very well explained.<br/>what would be as dry as the bible, he made it easy to listen to.<br/>also it was well edited. I don't remember repetition and errors.

What about David Fitzgerald and David Smalley ’s performance did you like?

audio was very clear. always delivered better from the person who wrote it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not really, because it is a lot to take in all at once.

Any additional comments?

I really look forward to your future work.

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Love the Davids!!!

This should remain the team for DogmaDebate, these guys work amazing together.
Smalley did have some things I wasn't even aware about. can't wait for volumes 2 & 3 to come out.

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  • Holland
  • MAHTOMEDI, MN, United States
  • 08-27-17

Great start to this three part journey.

If you're interested in what leading research on the mythicist question of Jesus have to say then look no further.

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  • David Press
  • 08-19-17

Wonderful exploration of Christianity's sources

Where does Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a wonderful exploration of question of whether the legend of Christianity's Jesus began with an actual person on earth, or a mythical figure invented out of whole cloth and I had a brilliant time listening to it. It goes into just the right amount of depth to be comprehensive without being too complex or daunting.

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The book is explanatory, entertaining and with just the right level of depth, with enough detail to feel like we aren't skating over important facts, nor too much to feel like it's getting bogged down.

Any additional comments?

If you want to explore the topic further I also strongly recommend the audiobook version of Richard Carrier's "On the Historicity of Jesus", though as a more academic work the latter isn't quite as approachable an introduction to the subject.

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  • Paul Wendelborn
  • 09-06-17

Revelations

I was raised a Jehovahs Witness and I studied the bible for over 15 years. I too had the same questions regarding the discrepancies between the story of Jesus last day and the gospel accounts. When you read the books literally especially Mark it makes no sense however as a book of allogories based on the Hebrew scriptures it all comes together. Stull a great piece of fictional writing. I am an experienced atheist these days.

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