Everything you need to understand or teach Who Wrote the New Testament by Burton L. Mack.
"Who Wrote the New Testament?" is Burton Mack's examination of how a diverse group of writings from the earliest centuries of the Christian era were assembled into the supposedly coherent Christian Bible in use today. Mack traces the formation of various fictional mythologies that were created by the early Jesus movement and Christian congregations in response to the uncertain political and cultural times in which they lived.
Far from being a unified philosophical group, the early followers of Jesus and the first Christian congregations often held widely different beliefs regarding their place in both the Jewish tradition and the political world of the Roman Empire, Mack explains. These diverse movements produced their own interpretations of the teachings of Jesus and what was required of his followers.
Mack provides an overview of the development of the myth that Jesus was a divine being and the son of God that...
Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth Lesson Plans contain 151 pages of teaching material, including: