converted to a Hellenized form of some Jesus movement that had already developed into a Christ cult. "Jesus and the Mythic Mind: An Epistemological Problem". Robertson viewed references to the twelve apostles and the institution of the Eucharist as stories that must have developed later among gentile believers who were converted by Jewish evangelists like Paul. Lest we conclude that this is truly Eve of the Bible, the scientists hastened to point out that they think there were other people living at that time, too (the other lines of descent either ended or combined into Eve's line). The Creation of Christ: An Outline of the Beginnings of Christianity ;. 9 : "Bruno Bauer denied the value of the New Testament, especially the Gospels and Pauls letters, in establishing the existence of Jesus." a b Van Voorst (2000),.
Oxford University Press, 2004. 271 At the same time, he also"d Otto Betz's 1968 opinion that in recent years "no serious scholar has ventured to postulate the non-historicity of Jesusor at any rate very few, and they have not succeeded in disposing of the much stronger, indeed very. The world needs the assurance that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:36-39). In his 1875 book The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, American Kersey Graves said that many demigods from different countries shared similar stories, traits or"s as Jesus and he used Higgins as the main source for his arguments. 8.3) that he was only sent 'in the likeness of sinful flesh' (en homoiomati sarkos hamartias). James Thrower: Marxist-Leninist "Scientific Atheism" and the Study of Religion and Atheism. What is a Gospel? Mainstream scholarship holds that Galatians 4:4 attests that Paul knew Jesus was born of a human mother and that per Romans 1:3, Paul says that Jesus was born a descendant of Davida historical ancestor in Pauls view.