The Christ Myth by Arthur Drews. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec Uniform Title, Die Christusmythe. English. Title, The Christ Myth. Language. This is Klaus Schilling’s summary in English of Arthur Drews’ article “Die A. Drews: Christusmythe zweiter Teil: Die Zeugnisse für die Geschichtlichkeit Jesu. Okt. In , the philosopher Arthur Drews unleashed a brief but furious debate when he published Die Christusmythe, in which he denied the.

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Views Read Edit View history. The synoptics are just symbolic poetry.

Das werdende Dogma vom Leben Jesu. Only a complete change of the sociopsychological constitution may someday permit the truth to be accepted broadly.

The Marcionites are seen as the original community behind Mark’s gospel. Marcion correctly found an exclusively spiritual Jesus. All humanized traits of Jesus are a prevailing trend of later scripture.

The man Jesus is in Paul the idealised suffering servant of God of Isaiah and the just man of Wisdom an intermediate stage of metaphysical evolution, not an historical personality. Drews appeared in Berlin under the auspices of the League of Monists, whose position, as their name denotes, is akin to those who express their creed in the formula, “There is no God but God; for hear, O Israel, the Lord, thy God, is the one God.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Christianity of course did not originate in Palestine, but in Rome and Alexandria. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Needless to say, theologians in their ignorance and dogmatic bias put Raschke’s work to ridicule.


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Cyprus must have been a centre of the cult, Jerusalem just secondarily pretended to be the origin.

Die Christusmythe

Christianity also can’t be seen as a social movement; its base class is a magical one, not a socio-economical one. Drews asserted that everything about the story of Jesus had a mythical character, and that it was therefore not necessary to presuppose that a historical Jesus had ever existed. Orthodox refutations of The Christ Myth tend to be a lot more objective and less arrogant than liberal ones, as they did not need historicity in order to patch up their feeble faith.

Die Christusmythe This book Die Christusmythe by Arthur Drews is a replication of a book originally published before Vollers pointed to the contradictions between Paul and the Gospels, and admitted that one doesn’t necessarily need to assume an historical Jesus for explaining early Christianity.

Tacitus’ passage is a fake. Finally Jensen succumbed to the schizophrenia of affirming Jesus’ historicity but being unable of knowing anything about the same.

Arthur Drews – The Denial of the Historicity of Jesus in Past and Present

Also a Hellenic pun is involved, making Jesus appear as healer. Paul is recklessly misunderstood by those who try to read anything Historical Jesus-ish into it.


It was one of his major criticisms of Christianity. As the movement developed, its objectives were revealed as follows: Around he set out to study the evolution of religions, especially the Christian one, under sociological aspects.

Christ is interpreted as the symbolic representation of the celestial divine community that overcomes the earthly hegemony of the Caesars and the pagan deities. Christ is seen as the christksmythe, ascended human self that obliterated the hegemony of Rome. He maintained that, even if it were firmly proved that no such person as Jesus ever existed, that hardly would injure the heart and core of the Christian religion. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of christusmytje this knowledge alive and relevant.

But cyristusmythe shows at the most that the more concrete idea has the better prospect of triumphing in a spiritual struggle than the more abstract ; it proves nothing as regards the historical reality of the idea.

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