Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth Topics for Discussion

Burton L. Mack
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How does Mack describe the struggle of early Christians with the Jewish roots of their beliefs?

What is Mack's opinion of modern religious scholarship?

Mack claims that the actual historic facts of Jesus' life are not important to the myth of Jesus Christ. Does he make a compelling argument?

What purpose does the myth of the apostles serve, according to Mack?

How and when does the myth of the Christ originate? Why does this happen?

What are the unique social and political conditions that allow for the rise of the Jesus movements, according to Mack?

How does the change in the relative social position of the Christian community change over time, and how does this affect the choices of approved Christian texts?

How does Mack challenge the traditional religious approach to studying the scriptures?

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