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The gospel myth of Christian origins

Flip Schutte
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 62, No 1 | a349 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v62i1.349 | © 2006 Flip Schutte | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 September 2006 | Published: 14 September 2006

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Flip Schutte, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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In Burton Mack’s latest book, entitled “The Christian myth. Origins, logic, and legacy”, he raises challenging arguments with regard to those issues of the Christian myth mentioned in the title. The aim of this review article is to by means of this book introduce the reader to his research. In the first part of the article, Mack’s viewpoint and argument are summarized and in the second part, it discusses the research of the literarkritische formgeschichtlichen German researchers who paved the way.


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